"The Acropolis: Parthenon and Propylaea" Acropolis - Parthenon Tip by aukahkay

Acropolis - Parthenon, Athens: 82 reviews and 156 photos

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The Acropolis is the single most important and characteristic monument of ancient Greek civilization and is the symbol of Greece. It was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. It was built between 447 and 438 B.C. and its sculptural decoration was completed in 432 B.C. The entrance to the Acropolis, the Propylaea, is a temple-like facade. Walking up the Acropolis, I could not help but imagine how such an immense work of architecture and engineering was completed during times of antiquity. Technically, the Parthenon is 8 x 17 in structure in the Doric order. The gold and ivory statue of Athena which occupied the interior of the Parthenon, was taken to Constantinople in AD426 where it disappeared and never found again.

Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou | Main entrance on the west
Directions: City center
Website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384

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