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Athens, & the Megarid by Hans Rupprecht Goette

By Hans Rupprecht Goette

This fascinating new advisor is the perfect spouse to Greece while you are a vacationer with ancient and archaeological pursuits, because it combines functional details with impeccable scholarly study. superbly illustrated with over two hundred plates, maps, plans and drawings, this booklet comprises:

* particular descriptions of routes and person websites * creative, historic, social and political history * unheard of assurance outdoor Athens * certain exploration of the post-classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine sessions.

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1). There are only a few remnants of this building and these are not accessible to tourists. Beneath the middle entrance, which has been protected from the ravages of hordes of visitors by a wooden platform, and in two gaps in the pavement on each side of the middle entrance, where the paving stones are missing, the rock cutting for the foundations of the walls of the previous entrance has been found. In addition, on the south side of the Classical Propylaea architectural remains (part of a vestibule of which the revetment of the back wall, the Mycenaean fortification wall, was composed of metopes belonging to the Hecatompedon), and even the base of a bronze tripod, have been preserved; together with other remains they suggest that the Archaic Propylaea was constructed at an angle to the Classical one.

The Gate is named after the French archaeologist Ernest Beulé, who discovered and investigated it in 1852/3. Spolia of special interest include marble blocks belonging to an architrave, a Doric frieze and a cornice (geison) which have been incorporated over the entrance. The choregic monument from which they come, in the form of a temple with six columns on the front, originally stood on the south slope of the Acropolis west of the theatre of Dionysos. 29). The name, Nikias, and his office are listed on the architrave.

W. Kinnard). Photo DAI Athens (Akr 435) advice and opinions from international scholars. Most importantly, all the measures undertaken in the present restorations can be reversed, should this be necessary later on. tour of the Acropolis (Figures 5; 6; Plate 4). The entrance to the Acropolis is on the west side (reached either by the Hill of the Areopagus or from Dionysiou-Areopagitou Street); the entrance ticket is obtained outside the fenced area after which the visitor enters from above the Odeion of Herodes Atticus.

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