Agricultural University of Athens

Agricultural University of Athens, photo: Stathis Mamalakis

Greece’s third oldest university, established in 1920, is situated on either side of Iera Odos. This ancient “sacred way” was established some four thousand years ago, serving religious processions stretching from the Sacred Gate in Kerameikos to the Sanctuary of Demeter—the goddess connected to the earth’s natural rhythms and the growing of grain—near the Port of Elefsina. Demeter’s likeness serves as the emblem of the university. Working with the school’s faculty, artist Aboubakar Fofana introduces a flock of fifty-four lambs into one of the orchards on the east side of the Iera Odos—one for each country in Africa, all dyed in indigo.

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