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Academy of Athens
1926

28, Panepistimiou Str.,
106 79
,
Athens,
Greece

In the early 4th century BC, Plato founded the first Academy, a school of philosophy located in Athens close to the place of worship of the hero Academus. This school continued to function until 529 AD, when its operation was banned by imperial decree. This is the first Academy where knowledge was recognized and nurtured and it is the model after which the modern day Academies of Sciences were conceived.