"Erechtheion" Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids Tip by fabikt


The Erechtheion was built in 420-406 B.C. on that part of the Acropolis held to be the most sacred; the place where the goddess Athena had caused her most sacred emblem, the olive tree, to sprout. The Caryatidis - the figures of maiden that you supporting the roof of the south porch of temple are copies. Four of the original six Kores can be seen in the Acropolis Museum, the fifth one is at present being restored in the workshop of the Museum and the sixth can be seen in the Britsich Museum in London.

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

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  • Written Sep 18, 2004
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