July 11, 2017

Above: A model in the Acropolis Museum depiciting the Acropolis around 500 B.C., prior to the current Parthenon and other buildings being built.

1 and 2 show our tour group walking to Dionysiou Areopagitou road to get to the Acropolis Museum.

3 and 4 are views up to the Acropolis, 3 Temple of Athena Nike and 4 The Parthenon.

5 and 6 show the Acropolis Museum, and the preserved ruins that the museum was built upon.

7 is a model in the museum of the Acropolis around 400 B.C. with the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia entrance and the Erechtheion already in place.

8 and 9 are models of Athens in the 3rd century B.C. and the Parthenon.

10 to 12 describe and show the Caryatids, five lady statues that hold up the Porch of the Caryatids on the Erechtheion. A Caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving
as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. Plaster casts replacements have been put on the Erechtheion.

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