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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Parthenon the Greece History Architecture-Part 2 (Exclusive pictures)



An immediate problem facing the Parthenon is the environmental impact of the growth of Athens since the 1960s. Corrosion of its marble by acid rain and car pollutants has already caused irreparable damage to some sculptures and threatens the remaining sculptures and the temple itself. Over the past 20 years, the Greek government and the city of Athens have made some progress on these issues, but the future survival of the Parthenon does not seem to be assured.

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The Parthenon - Athens

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Acropolis and Parthenon at night

Night view of The Parthenon, an ancient temple still standing in the center of downtown Athens

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Night view of The Parthenon, an ancient temple still standing in the center of downtown Athens


The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at night

 The Parthenon atop the Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at night
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Side view of the Parthenon and the Acropolis, in the center of downtown Athens, at night

Side view of the Acropolis at night, rising from the plain of Attica with steep cliffs on three sides

Sunset view from Acropolis

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The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at sunrise

 The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at sunrise
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Front view of The Parthenon, a temple of Athena built in the 5th century BC and the most famous example of classic Greek architecture

 Front view of The Parthenon, a temple of Athena built in the 5th century BC and the most famous example of classic Greek architecture

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Tourists climb the Propylaea, the gateway to the rest of the Acropolis

Tourists climb the Propylaea, the gateway to the rest of the Acropolis


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The Porch of Maidens, with six draped figures known as caryatids, on the north side of the Erechtheum atop the Acropolis

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View towards Acropolis

View of the Parthenon atop the crumbling Acropolis

Acropolis of Athens

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Acropolis of Athens

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The Acropolis hill framed by stone and viewed from the Temple of Zeus

 The Acropolis hill framed by stone and viewed from the Temple of Zeus

A Propylaea - Acropolis of Athens

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Detail of columns and metopes, or sculptural carvings, used in The Parthenon, a Doric order temple


 Detail of columns and metopes, or sculptural carvings, used in The Parthenon, a Doric order temple


Detail of columns used in The Parthenon, a Doric order temple



The Parthenon - Athens

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The Parthenon - Athens


View towards Acropolis

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The Erechtheum temple - Acropolis

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The Porch of the Caryatids - Acropolis

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The Theatre of Dionysus - Acropolis

 Theater of Dionysus Eleuthereus (or Dionysos or Dionysius) at base of Acropolis surrounded by the Temenos, or sacred grounds, and built in the 6th century BC
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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheater built on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis, restored with new marble and used for theatre and musical events

 Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheater built on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis, restored with new marble and used for theatre and musical events

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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus-wall

 Part of a three-story wall of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheater built on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis
 Part of a three-story wall of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheater built on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis

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 Scaffolding in place as part of the restoration of The Parthenon

 Scaffolding in place as part of the restoration of the Acropolis
View from Acropolis

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 Crowds of tourists swarm over the Acropolis Hill, even in the fall off-season

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The Plaka neighborhood of Athens, with the Acropolis in the distance

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