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Athens: An Ancient Architectural Adventure

In the beginning, the Olympic gods created heaven and earth. Athens, itself, took a little longer.

Where the ancient and modern are interwoven like the strands in a spider’s web, Athens is a chaotic and complicated place. 2,874 more words

Culture

CHRISTMAS gifts from the ACROPOLIS MUSEUM shop

Ornamental ceramic balls with geometric designs inspired by the ceramic vessels from the Geometric Period (9th – 8th centuries BC) in showcase 1, in the Gallery of the Acropolis Slopes. 145 more words

DESIGN_PRODUCTS

Starting at the Top: The Acropolis

This is post three of sixteen of our summer trip to Greece. Check out our other posts in the series here:

Selfish Years

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten - The Elgin Marbles (2) and no Quiz

The Parthenon in Athens was built about 447-438 BC to house an enormous statue of the goddess Athena.  The temple was the crowning glory of a great programme of architectural renewal masterminded by Pericles, the leader of the Athenian democracy and it is still considered to be one of the most impressive buildings in the world. 868 more words

History