The “Prison of Socrates”

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I’ve already mentioned in a previous post that the hills around the Acropolis may be covered in trees today but in antiquity they were part of the city. We should imagine them covered in densely packed houses, along narrow and … Continue reading


Photos of the week: A statue in exile

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Two pictures showing the original and the cast of the same statue:     This post was inspired by the recent loan, by the British Museum, of this Parthenon sculpture to the Hermitage. While I am all for museums exchanging … Continue reading


Open tour: Philopappou hill

To the west of the Acropolis lie monuments that are rarely visited by tourists. With the exception of the very visible monument of Philopappos, on top of the hill of the same name, there are many other archaeological treasures in … Continue reading