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The Sanctuary of Asclepios – The Doric Stoa of Athens Acropolis

The Asclepieion, the sanctuary of the god Asclepios and his daughter Hygieia, the personification of “Health”, is located to the west of the Theatre of Dionysos, between the Peripatos, the ancient road which surrounded the Acropolis rock itself. The Sanctuary

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Athens Acropolis photo gallery

The Acropolis of Athens is situated on a rocky hill at a height of 156 meters above sea level, while the height of the hill is 70 meters higher than the average level of the city. At the top of

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North and South slope in the Acropolis of Athens

The Slopes of the Acropolis have been inhabited from prehistoric times on, mainly because of the existence of the springs. During archaic and classical times this area became an intellectual, cultural and religious center of major importance for life in

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Stoa of Eumenes in the Acropolis of Athens

The Stoa of Eumenes is placed between the Theatre of Dionysos and the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, aling the Peripatos (the ancient road around the Acropolis). The king of Pergamon, Eumenes II, donated this Stoa to the Athenian city, during

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The Monument of Agrippa in the Acropolis of Athens

The tall pedestal west of the Propylaia, which originally supported a bronze lifi-size quadriga, belongs to the monument dedicated by the Athenians to Marcus vipsanius Agrippa, son-in-law and general of the Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus. Agrippa was a benefactor of

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The statue of Athena Promachos in the Acropolis of Athens

The colossal bronze sratue of Athena, known as Athena Promachos, dominated in the area between the Propylaia and the Erechteion, to the left of the visitor walking along the processional way of the Acropolis. It was made by the renowned

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The Chalkotheke in the Acropolis of Athens

Attached to the east side of the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, in the Acropolis of Athens, lies the foundation of the Chalkotheke, a large rectangular building (43X 20 m) with a Doric portico along the facade which was erected soon

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The sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia in the Acropolis of Athens

After passing through the Propylaia, the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, the so-called Brauronion, lies to the right of the processional way of the Acropolis. It was associated with the earky santuary of Artemis in Brauron, a coastal town in eastern

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The shrine of the Athena Hygieia and Hygieia in Propylaia of Athens Acropolis

Southeast to the central building of the Propylaia is situated a small shrine dedicated both to Athena Hygieia (Health) and Hygieia, the daughter of Asklepeios, who was the god of medicine. The cult of Athena Hygieia on the Acropolis is

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The Propylaia of Athens Acropolis

The Propylaia, the monumental entrance of the sanctuary of the Acropolis, was built at the west edge of the hill in the frame of the building programme of Perikles. The building’s architect was Mnesikles, who applied ingenious and innovative architectural

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