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The Kritios Boy, a 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...

The Day the Acropolis’ Parthenon was Destroyed

On September 26, 1687, the Parthenon of Acropolis in Athens faced a severe blow and was partly destroyed by Francesco Morosini, the leader of the Venetian army, who, as part of the Morean War, led an expedition to attack...

The Flower That Only Grows on the Acropolis of Athens

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.

Greece Imposes Caps on Visitors to Acropolis to Prevent Overcrowding

On Monday, Greece imposed limits on the number of visitors to the Acropolis to prevent overcrowding in Athens' most famous landmark. A new booking website now keeps track of tourists at the Acropolis while enforcing an hourly time slot to...

Monumental Statue of Athena Parthenos Once Graced Acropolis

A monumental statue of Athena Parthenos, created of gilded ivory, once stood in the center of the magnificent temple of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens. The Athena Parthenos (Ancient Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος) was a massive chryselephantine sculpture of...

When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from the Parthenon

Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin and ambassador of England in Constantinople, stole precious ancient sculptures from the Parthenon to take to England in the late summer of 1801, marking the beginning of the long dispute of their...

Tourists at Athens’ Acropolis Deceived by “Skip the Line” Ads

Visitors are warned against "Skip the line" ads which claim to be providing shortcuts for faster access to the Acropolis of Athens.

Acropolis of Athens Employees Go On Strike During Heatwave

The union representing Acropolis staff has announced that they will initiate a strike starting from Thursday due to soaring temperatures caused by the ongoing heatwave. The reason behind this protest is their objection to being compelled to work under...

The Secrets of the Ancient Neighborhood Beneath the Acropolis

The ancient neighborhood beneath the Acropolis Musum reveals life in ancient Athens long before the Parthenon and the sculptures on the Acropolis