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Acropolis of Athens: Panorama

Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens is the most known acropolis (citadel). The Acropolis itself is a 150 m high flat-topped rock. Most of the major temples on Acropolis were rebuilt under the leadership of Pericles during the Golden Age of Athens (460–430 BC) and until the end of the 5th century BC the Acropolis gained its final shape. Later, during the Roman period, the major part of buildings were repaired. After the Turkish conquest, the Acropolis hill was used by the Turkish army. In 1687, the Parthenon, which was being used as a gunpowder magazine, was hit by artillery fire and widely damaged. Celý příspěvek

Athenian Agora - Odeon of Agrippa

Ancient Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora is the most known ancient agora world-wide. Originally, the Agora was a large square. This space was usually used as a market, for citizen assembliew, theathre performancew, military exercises, or athletic competitions. The central place was surrounded by the public „governmental“ buildings. Private houses disappeared from the Athenian Agora in 6th Century B.C. Celý příspěvek