Marathon Tomb (Historical Monument)

Marathon Tomb (Historical Monument)

The “Soros”, the large mound of earth covered the 192 Athenians who fell in the victorious battle against the Persians in 490 BC The burning and burial of the dead on the battlefield was the honorary bid of Athens in the Freedom Fighters.
The most important surviving monument of the plain of Marathon is the Marathon Tomb of the pile, as he calls even by tradition, of 9 m and 50 m in diameter, which covers the bones of the 192 Athenians who fell at the Battle of Marathon . Beneath the soil, the excavation has discovered the tefroforo layer of burning the incinerated bones. Inside the tomb were found the traces of nekrodeipnou. According to custom, the winners have them collected dead from the battlefield, put them on a pyre and parekathisan perideipno to timisouv prowess.