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14/01/1997 Remains of Aristotle's lyceum are uncovered

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Aristotle's Lyceum

The remains of Aristotle’s Lyceum were uncovered in 1996 when excavation began to clear space for Athens’ new Museum of Modern Art. Descriptions from the works of ancient philosophers had hinted at the location of the grounds which were thought to be just outside the eastern boundary of ancient Athens. The buildings are, without a doubt, those of the original Lyceum, as their foundations lie on the bedrock and there are no other strata further below.