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Columns built into the Acropolis walls

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When walking in Plaka, the historic district of Athens, just below the Acropolis, look up and you will see the Erechtheum. Right in front of it, built into the wall, you will notice huge round blocks of marble, while a … Continue reading

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The destruction of the Parthenon

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Over the next three days (October 11th-14th), visitors to Athens will enjoy several cultural events centred on the theme of fire. I decided to join in, by adding my own story of fire. This story took place more than three … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Shell marks on the Parthenon

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The Acropolis is a rocky hill that has always been a natural fort, inhabited and fortified since prehistoric times. It has known numerous wars, invasions and sieges in its turbulent history. In the picture below, shell marks are clearly visible … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: The temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

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This is one of my favorite places in Athens. A giant of a temple, this one still manages to dwarf the visitor and instill a sense of awe, despite the fact that only a handful of its 104 columns still … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Sounion

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The Cape Cape Sounion, is the tip of a peninsula thrust into the Aegean, only 60-90 minutes’ drive from Athens. It is right in the middle of all those trade routes connecting the two sides of the Aegean Sea and … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: colourful head of a bronze statue

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Having talked about how colour was indispensable to Ancient Greek sculpture, to the extent that even in bronze statuary attempts were made to give a more colourful appearance, I couldn’t help posting another photo of a bronze. This is a … Continue reading