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Dedicated by the Greeks of Chios late in the fourth century BCE, this massive marble altar would have been the focal point of the great temple complex dedicated to the god of the sun, medicine, music, and prophesy, Apollo. Located just outside of the…

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This photograph depicts what remains of the area known as the Sanctuary of the Twelve Olympian Gods. Located in the Athenian Agora, this sacred space contained a temple dedicated to the chief members of the Greek Pantheon: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon,…

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This photograph depicts the massive 15 x 30 foot base of an altar that was dedicated to Zeus as protector of commercial and political activities (Agoraios). As the epicenter of such activities, the altar was erected in the Athenian agora after the…

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This photograph shows the western side of the Athenian Acropolis. While originally a Mycenaean citadel in the Bronze Age, the Acropolis became the chief religious sanctuary during the Classical Period. After most of the religious sanctuaries were…

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This photograph depicts the heart of ancient Athenian political, commercial, and public life: the Agora. The Agora not only housed all of the major structures needed for the democracy to run effectively, but consisted of a vast marketplace where…

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This photograph depicts the ruins of the Athenian State Prison. Located just south of the agora, and built in 450 BCE, this building housed the most famous of all Classical philosophers, Socrates, and was the location of his suicide by the ingestion…

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This photograph captures the western wall of the Erectheion. Dedicated to the gods Athena and Poseidon, and named after the legendary king of Athens, Erectheus, this temple commemorated the mythic battle for patronage of the city. According to myth,…

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This photograph captures the eastern sanctuary of the Erectheion. The whole complex was dedicated to the gods Athena and Poseidon, and named after the legendary king of Athens, Erectheus. This temple commemorated the mythic battle for patronage of…

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This photograph captures the southern portico of the Erectheion and its famous Caryatid columns.. The whole complex was dedicated to the gods Athena and Poseidon, and named after the legendary king of Athens, Erectheus. This temple commemorated the…

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This photograph captures the western and southern sides of the Erectheion. Dedicated to the gods, Athena and Poseidon, and named after the legendary king of Athens, Erectheus, this temple commemorated the mythic battle for patronage of the city.…
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