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Athens, Attica Periphery, Greece — Central Greece (Roúmeli)
 

The Acropolis of Athens

 

—[UNESCO World Heritage Site] —

 
The Acropolis of Athens Marker (note that the text in Greek has not been transcribed) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
1. The Acropolis of Athens Marker (note that the text in Greek has not been transcribed)
Inscription.
[Marker text printed in both Greek and English scripts:]

The Acropolis and its monuments, universal symbols of the classical spirit and culture, form the greatest architectural and artistic whole that Greek Antiquity has bequeathed to the world.

The most famous of these buildings were erected during the second half of the 5th century B.C., when Athens, with her victory over the Persians, and the establishment of the truest direct Democracy the world has ever seen, was leader of the other city states of the ancient world. With the cultural and artistic flowering that ensued, and outstanding group of artists, under the inspired direction of the sculptor Pheidias, applied the grandly conceived programme of the enlightened politician, Perikles, and transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of the human spirit and of art. This was the time when the most important buildings were erected: the Parthenon, a work of Iktinos (447-432 B.C.), the Erechtheion (421 - 406 B.C.), the Propylaia, monumental entrance to the Acropolis and a work of Mnesikles (437-431 B.C.) and the little temple of Athena Nike (421-407 B.C.).
 
Erected by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
 
Marker series. This marker
The Acropolis of Athens Marker: close-up of English text. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
2. The Acropolis of Athens Marker: close-up of English text.
is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 37° 58.308′ N, 23° 43.406′ E. Marker is in Athens, Attica Periphery. Marker is on Theorias Street 0.3 kilometers north of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is accessible to pedestrians only at the main entrance to the Acropolis complex off Theorias Street, opposite Parko Thiseio, and north of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Marker is in this post office area: Athens, Attica Periphery 210-3214172, Greece.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Areopagus Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); A. The Propylaia, B. The Shrine of Athena Hygieia and Hygieia (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line in Attica Region); The Statue of Athena Promachos (about 180 meters away in Attica Region); A. The Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, B. The Chalkotheke (about 180 meters away in Attica Region); The Parthenon (about 240 meters away in Attica Region); The "Old Temple" of Athena (approx. 0.3 kilometers away in Attica Region); The Erechtheion (approx. 0.3 kilometers away in Attica Region).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Acropolis of Athens. (Submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
The Acropolis viewed from near marker - note extensive restoration work in progress image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
3. The Acropolis viewed from near marker - note extensive restoration work in progress

2. The Acropolis Museum. (Submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Akropolis; Athina; Greece
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
View of the Parthenon above the Acropolis wall from Dionysiou Areopagitou Street image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
4. View of the Parthenon above the Acropolis wall from Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
The Acropolis of Athens viewed from Parko Thiseio image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
5. The Acropolis of Athens viewed from Parko Thiseio
The UNESCO marker seen with a local marker erected in1983 near the Acropolis visitors' entrance image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
6. The UNESCO marker seen with a local marker erected in1983 near the Acropolis visitors' entrance
View toward central Athens from Areopagus Hill, a high rock outcrop in Parko Thiseio image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
7. View toward central Athens from Areopagus Hill, a high rock outcrop in Parko Thiseio
Some of the ubiquitous feral dogs of the Acropolis, chilling near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
8. Some of the ubiquitous feral dogs of the Acropolis, chilling near the marker
The Acropolis Museum, southeast of the marker site on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 19, 2011
9. The Acropolis Museum, southeast of the marker site on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.
- its grounds are the site of ongoing archaeological excavations.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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