Madrasah Gate near Roman Agora in Athens, Greece - Encircle Photos

31 Madrasah Gate near Roman Agora in Athens, Greece

This door adjacent to the Tower of the Winds in the Roman Agora is easily overlooked. The Madrasah Gate is all that remains of an Islamic theological school built in 1721. Later, the facility became a prison. Stories abound of exceptionally cruel treatment and frequent hangings from a plane tree in the courtyard. By 1915, the building was demolished by archeologists during excavation projects.

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Madrasah Gate, Pelopida, Athina 105 55, Greece
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