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The Erechtheion, Athens
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The Erechtheion, Athens

The 5th century BCE Erechtheion, the Acropolis, Athens.
Treasury of The Athenians, Delphi
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Treasury of The Athenians, Delphi

Built in 490 BCE following the Athenian victory over Persia at Marathon the treasury takes the form of a Doric temple.
Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece
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Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece

Aesychlus Aristophanes Base Capital Chorus Comedy Corinthian column Dionysus Doric column Drama Entablature Entasis Euripides Frieze Ionic column Metope Pediment Philosophy Satyr play Shaft Skene Sophocles Tragedy Triglyph Socrates Plato...
Propylaea
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Propylaea

The Propylaea, the monumental gate entrance to the Athens acropolis. Architect: Mnesicles, c. 437–431 BCE.
Propylaea Plan
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Propylaea Plan

The plan of the Propylaea, the monumental gate of the Athens acropolis, c. 437-431 BCE.
Propylaea, Acropolis of Athens
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Propylaea, Acropolis of Athens

The Propylaea, monumental gateway to the acropolis of Athens. Constructed between c. 437 and 431 BCE in the age of Pericles under the supervision of architect Mnesicles.
Portara, Naxos
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Portara, Naxos

The Portara of Naxos. The doorway leading from the prodromos to the cella of the 6th century BCE temple of Apollo. The doorway is 6m high and 3.5 m wide. The temple itself, as indicated by its surviving foundations, measured some 59 by 28...
Column Drums, Olympia
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Column Drums, Olympia

Column drums from the temple of Zeus at Olympia, 457 BCE. The central hole can be clearly seen which, with a wooden peg, helped hold the column drums in place.
Pediment, Temple of Aphaia
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Pediment, Temple of Aphaia

The west pediment of the temple of Aphaia, 500-490 BCE.
Crepidoma, Temple of Zeus, Olympia
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Crepidoma, Temple of Zeus, Olympia

The three steps of the crepidoma or crepis of the temple of Zeus at Olympia (457 BCE).