The Acropolis of Athens

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Credits : this map has been adapted from the map on p. 12 of "L'Acropole, Nouveau guide des monuments et du musée", by Dr G. Papathanassopoulos, Éd. KRÉNÉ, Athens, 1991.

 

Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis (high city, The "Sacred Rock") in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.[1] The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock which rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens. It was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Kekrops or Cecrops, the first Athenian king. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

We visited Acropolis of Athens in July of 2008. Having seen the Pyramids, Great Wall of China & Taj Mahal...this was on my top of the list. The weather was really hot in July on top of the Acropolis. In fact, one boy fainted while we were up there. You can tell the heat by looking at Arman's red chin. Acropolis is situated on top a hill. The bad thing is that you can not take stroller up there and you have to walk for around 20 minutes to get to the op of the hill where the Parthenon is.

 

 

 

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Direction: Please right click on any of the links below and "Open in New Window" to view the clips. The clips are pretty big so don't try it if you don't have high speed internet connection. View it in smaller window. Video quality will be bad if you watch it in full screen mode.
Video clip of Acropolis (28MB) with Song Acropolis_Video_Clip_0 (15MB)
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Acropolis_Video_Clip_7 (18MB) Acropolis_Video_Clip_8 (15MB)

 

Useful Links

http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/acropol.htm http://www.athensguide.com/acropolis.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acropolis_of_Athens  

 

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