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Monument to Leonidas and Spartans #

Monument to Leonidas and Spartans
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The monument to Leonidas and the Spartans at Thermopylae, 200 km (125 mi) north of Athens.

The memorial structure celebrates a 480 B.C. battle in which a small army of Greeks, led by King Leonidas, held at bay for three days a vastly superior invading Persian force, thus allowing the main part of the Greek army to escape.