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was a small building sited beside the north wall of the Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens or Citadel of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification...
. It provided the lodgings for the arrephores
, the girls who worked for a whole year just below the acropolis weaving the new peplos for Panathenaic procession. It was identified in 1920 by the German architect Wilhelm Dörpfeld
Wilhelm Dörpfeld was a German architect and archaeologist, the pioneer of stratigraphic excavation and precise graphical documentation of archaeological projects...