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Caryatids at sunset

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The original Caryatids have withdrawn to the safety of the Acropolis Museum. It is their modern avatars, still graceful, despite the ravages of time, that now hold up the roof of the southern porch of the Erechtheion. One of them … Continue reading

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New dog, old tricks

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Sometime in the 6th century BCE, an unknown Athenian, or perhaps the city itself, dedicated the statue of a hunting dog to the Acropolis, in front of the Sanctuary of Artemis, goddess of the hunt, which was near the Parthenon. … Continue reading

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What the president saw

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Yesterday, the President of the USA, Mr. Barack Obama, visited the New Acropolis Museum, escorted by the Museum’s director. The media published a lot of pictures from the visit, one of which shows the president squatting to look closely at … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Laptop explained

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Of course Ancient Greeks had laptops! I’m sick and tired of all those people trying to deny the evidence of their own eyes. I mean look at it: what else could it possibly be? Not to mention those portals – … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: the Greek crisis in Legos

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I’ve already posted photos of the Lego model of the Acropolis, currently in the New Acropolis Museum (here). Besides the temples and other structures on and around the Acropolis, the model also contains lots of colorful scenes which merge the … Continue reading

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Photos of the week: from Middle Earth to Athens

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Who is that mysterious figure in grey driving a cart towards the Acropolis?   It’s none other than Gandalf the Grey himself, with a cartload of fireworks.   All that is part of the new Lego exhibit currently in the New … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

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A few days ago, the British Museum loaned one of the Parthenon Sculptures (aka the Elgin Marbles) to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.   . Much has been written (by myself too) about the legitimacy of loaning the item, … Continue reading