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A spectacular aerial view of the citadel of the Acropolis in Athens and two of its iconic landmarks...the Parthenon and the Erechtheion.
 
The image captures the majesty of the Acropolis and is a constant reminder of the glory of ancient Greece.
 
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Despite explosions, occupations, appropriation and weathering the elements, the Parthenon continues as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and the Hellenes.

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A wonderful photograph of the Parthenon (Παρθενώνας) by +Stefan Braunshirn which captures the precision and beauty of the temple's Doric order.

Despite the damage that occurred as a result of two explosions, the temple stands as one of the enduring and eternal symbols of Greece in all of her majestic glory.

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A timeless photograph of one of the world's renowned landmarks, the iconic Parthenon on the citadel of the Acropolis.

These archival photos are an important document of the damages inflicted upon the Parthenon by Lord Elgin and are a snapshot of how it looked before several of the restorations.

Photograph: Frederic Boissonnas -1900

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An extraordinary monochromatic image of the iconic Parthenon, one of the world's most photographed landmarks.
 
The original Parthenon was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC, however, the structure which stands today as the pinnacle of classical Greek architecture was built In the mid-5th century BC.
 
Photograph: Vasilios Gavrilis
 
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This is a wonderful photograph shared from +Visit Greece which captures the scope of the citadel of the Acropolis in Athens (Ακρόπολη Αθηνών).

The feature that is most prominent in the fantastic image is the Parthenon (Παρθενώνας), which is one of the world's most revered buildings. However, it is the celestial body of the moon and the structures on the citadel that are illuminated which provides us with this magnificent moment.

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A wonderful photograph by +Stefan Braunshirn of the columns of the Propylaia / Propylaea (Προπύλαια), the towering entrance to the citadel of the Acropolis (Ακρόπολη Αθηνών).

The image captures the majesty of the columns and are a constant reminder of the glory of ancient Greece.

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A spectacular photograph of the full moon over the Parthenon (Παρθενώνας).
 
The temple is the greatest example of the Doric Order and despite the appropriation of several of its sculptures/marbles, the Parthenon will remain as the pinnacle of cultural achievement by the nation of Greece.
 
Attribution: Nikolaos Pantazis
 
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An outstanding photograph by +Vasilios Gavrilis of the Temple of Athena Nike on the citadel of the Acropolis.

While the Parthenon is the most prominent structure on the Acropolis (Ακρόπολη Αθηνών), The Temple of Athena, which was built around 420 BC is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the world's most famous citadel.

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Temple of Athena Nike
The Temple of Athena Nike is a temple on the Acropolis of Athens. Built around 420BC, the temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It was a prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. The famous frieze of Athena adjusting her sandal is an example of Wet drapery. Wet drapery involves showing the form of the body but also concealing the body with the drapery of the clothing. Some friezes are from the Persian and Peloponnesian wars.The friezes contained a cavalry scene from the battle of Marathon and a Greek victory over the Persians at the battle of Plataea.
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One of the rarest images of the citadel known as the Acropolis, which included the Frankish Tower before it was dismantled in 1874.
 
Photograph: William J. Stillman -1869
 
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