"Porch of the Caryatids" Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids Tip by mikey_e

  Porch of the Caryatids
by mikey_e
 
 

The Porch of the Caryatids is a bit misleading. It is indeed quite beautiful and that is in part thanks to the models used for the statues - all of whom were women from Karyai (Karyes), hence the name Caryatids. The lie is in the origin of the statues on display. The ones you will see are in fact plaster casts. The real statues are either in the Acropolis Museum or the British Museum (stolen by Lord Elgin). Nevertheless, it is difficult to notice the well-intentioned forgery when your on the Acropolis Rock.

Directions: City center
Phone: +30 21 0321 0219
Website: http://www.ancient.eu/Erechtheion

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  • Written Jul 4, 2007
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