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City of Athena: birthplace of democracy

The first time I visited Athens was in 2004 during the Olympics. I  watched the latter stages of the womens marathon, which covered the route of the original marathon runner Pheidippides, and watched the British mens coxless four win gold, narrowly beating Canada in a thrilling down to the wire finish. 161 more words

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Getting high (up) in Athens

The day I went to the Acropolis, it looked like it might rain, with clouds sent by the gods, but it took a turn for beautiful. 1,505 more words

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I went to the New Acropolis Museum

Which I had resisted doing for a long time because its ideological project annoys me.  (See link to older post below.)

Instead, it was just kinda meh… 258 more words

Week 18: Mirror Image

When construction began on Athens’ new Acropolis Museum at the turn of this century, work ground to a halt when an ancient urban development began to emerge from the ground being dug for the foundations. 101 more words

Athen's spectacular Acropolis Museum

I’ve already written about visiting the Acropolis on your next visit to Greece’s capital, Athens.

Just at the foot of the ascent/decent is the spectacular, newly restored and absolutely-not-to-be-missed Acropolis Museum. 155 more words

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Greece – 3. Mt. Lycabettus and the Acropolis Museum, Athens

Post 3 of a series – you can read my other Greece posts here and follow Jubbiz on Facebook here.

Having walked around Athens’ ancient monuments yesterday, today we would see them from far above and learn the amazing history behind them. 1,516 more words

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