July 11, 2017

Above: A view of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, built by him in 161 A.D., and renovated in 1950. Concerts are held here ... yesterday, July 10th, walking by the Acropolis, myself and others heard the Foo Fighters for free.

1, 2 and 6 to 9 is the Parthenon, built 447 to 432 B.C., formerly a temple to the goddess Athena (Godess of Wisdom and War, which you'd think might be contradictory).
It was partially destroyed in 1687 by Venetian bombardment igniting an Ottoman ammunition dump inside the building. Reconstruction of the building is happening now.

3 is another view of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre.

4 is the Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus, at the foot of the Acropolis. Dedicated to Dionysus, the god of plays and wine, the theatre could seat as many as 17,000 people.

5 is by the Zappeio Gardens.

10 and 11 shows stones from the ruins of the Sanctuary of Pandion, and a view of northeastern Athens from the east side of the Acropolis.

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