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Philopappos Hill and Monument, Athens: 29 reviews and 61 photos

  Athens - Filopapou Monument
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Athens - Filopapou Monument - Athens
      Athens - Filopapou Monument
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  • Athens - Filopapou Hill - Athens
      Athens - Filopapou Hill
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

The Philopappos Monument is the tomb of a member of the royal family of a small Hellenistic kingdom in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. The Roman emperor Vespasian annexed the kingdom to the Roman Empire and the royal family was sent into exile. Philopappos lived in Athens and became an Athenian citizen.

Since the Athenians allowed him to be buried in this very elaborate mausoleum right opposite the Acropolis because he was an important benefactor of the ancient city of Athens.

You may watch my high resolution photo of Athens on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37 58' 16.38" N 23 43' 9.98" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Filopapou Hill.

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  • Updated Jul 24, 2008
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