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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 north-side dining hall of the Propylaea, the massive entrance gate standing on the western side of the Athenian Acropolis. Built by the great Athenian statesman, Pericles, as part of his massive building projects during…

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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 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 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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Rebuilt in the twentieth-century by the American School of Classical Studies, this photograph depicts the Stoa of Attalos. A stoa was a portico-ed building used for various legal, professional, and personal functions, and this particular stoa was…

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This photograph depicts the reconstructed Treasury of the Athenians. Located on the Sacred Way leading up to the Temple of Apollo, this treasury was built to house the offerings dedicated to the god on behalf of the Athenian state. More specifically,…

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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 the eastern columns on the front-side of the temple dedicated to the god of the sun, medicine, music, and prophesy, Apollo. It was in this famous shrine that the god's oracle - or, Pythia - would deliver Apollo's messages to…
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