National Geographic : 1963 Jul
Boys frolic before the Stoa of Attalos II, a Hellen istic king who in the 2d century B.C. built the arcade in the Agora, just below the Acropolis (background). In 1956 the American School of Classical Studies restored the Stoa as a museum. Along the Stoa's columned way, philosophers and politicians strolled with their followers. Old time Athenians shopped in the stalls (right), which now house a treasure trove of antiquities. Greek beauty leans on a broken stone from the Agora. 123 AUUVVALM UM J tY rILLIP HANNINION ) N...