How the Acropolis 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 Parthenon's construction ingenuity has enabled...
New App Brings Acropolis of Athens Back to Life
A new mobile phone app will enable visitors to view the Acropolis in all its 5th century BC grandeur. The new app uses cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality technology, together with artificial intelligence and 5G to recreate the form of...
William J. Stillman: The American Who ‘Captured’ the Acropolis in 1870
William J. Stillman an American journalist, diplomat, author, historian, and photographer captured the magic of the Acropolis in 1870 in a series of carbon prints. He was among the first to photograph this symbol of Western civilization. Relatively unknown in Greece,...
The Oldest Photograph of the Acropolis
French photographer and draughtsman Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey took the first-ever photograph of the Acropolis of Athens in 1842.
Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Sparking Controversy To This Day
Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western ideals, sometimes taken for granted, such as Democratic rule and what is today recognized as basic human rights—freedom of speech...
British Museum “reasonably optimistic” on a Deal with Greece Over Parthenon Sculptures
The chair of the British Museum commented on Thursday that a deal over the Parthenon Sculptures could soon be reached between the museum and the Greek government. The Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, mainly consist of 15...
Who Beheaded the Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?
The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style." The statue’s torso was found in 1865 to 1866 southeast...
Ten of the Acropolis Museum’s Most Beautiful Exhibits
The Acropolis Museum located only 330 meters (1,000 feet) from the famed hill of the same name hosts some of the world's most important antiquities
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.
Athens Acropolis Becomes Accessible to the Visually Impaired
The Acropolis of Athens has become accessible to the visually impaired through a route unveiled on Thursday that combines models of monuments, haptic feedback points, and signs in Greek and English Braille. During the unveiling, Culture and Sports Minister Lina...