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How the Parthenon Was Built to Withstand Anything

The Parthenon is one of the most iconic structures in the history of Western civilization. It stands in splendor on Acropolis Hill in Athens as it has for 2,500 years. Experts believe that the ingenuity of the Parthenon's construction...

Top Spots for Sightseeing Around Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state.

The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe

The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old -- and is located in the Plaka neighborhood.

The Flower that Only Grows on the Acropolis: Micromeria Acropolitana

Found interspersed among the rocky terrain of the Acropolis of Athens is a small plant with pink flowers, the micromeria acropolitana.

10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See

Many important ancient temples are located in Greece and other countries, such as Italy, which were then part of the ancient Greek empire.

The Calf Bearer: The Story of the Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first photograph of the magnificent statue "The Calf Bearer" when it was discovered on the Acropolis in 1864.

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to the name of the Parthenon, Greece's iconic temple. According to a Dutch researcher who published this theory,...

The History of the Parthenon Marbles

The Year 2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles;" the culture crime was committed by Thomas Bruce, the Seventh Earl of Elgin and a Scottish...

Fauvel: The Frenchman Who Vied with Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles

In the 18th century, archaeologist Louis-Francois-Sebastien Fauvel competed with Lord Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles, pieces of which he eventually took back to his native  France. Millions of words have been written about the so-called "Elgin Marbles," the Parthenon sculptures...

New Lighting Scheme Completed at Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Monument

The redesigned lighting for all the major Athenian monuments is now complete, with the new lighting for the temple of Hephaestus and the monument to Philopappos shown for the first time on Tuesday evening in the Greek capital. The lighting...