Axevalla Hus is a ruined medieval castle. It was first mentioned in 1278. In 1323 the castle was owned by Danish and besieged by Swedish army. It was reconstructed in the 14th century under the order of Albrecht of Mecklenburg. In 1436 the castle was again besieged and given to Swedish.
In 1469 Axevalla Hus was destroyed in the war between kings Karl Knutsson (Bonde) och Kristian I and it was never rebuilt. Today there are only some remains left.References:
Kerameikos was the potters" quarter of the city, from which the English word 'ceramic' is derived, and was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis.
The earliest tombs at the Kerameikos date from the Early Bronze Age (2700-2000 BC), and the cemetery appears to have continuously expanded from the sub-Mycenaean period (1100-1000 BC). In the Geometric (1000-700 BC) and Archaic periods (700-480 BC) the number of tombs increased; they were arranged inside tumuli or marked by funerary monuments. The cemetery was used incessantly from the Hellenistic period until the Early Christian period (338 BC until approximately the sixth century AD).
The most important Athenian vases come from the tombs of the Kerameikos. Among them is the famous “Dipylon Oinochoe”, which bears the earliest inscription written in the Greek alphabet (second half of the eighth century BC). The site"s small museum houses the finds from the Kerameikos excavations.