CARD POSTAL FLIP IMAGE – PAST AND PRESENT
P.01 Aegina
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Temple of Aphaea, 6th century BC. This Doric temple with six columns on each façade and twelve on the longer sides is a masterpiece of Greek archaic architecture. The local porous stone was covered with marble plaster and then decorated with paintings.
  P.02 Korinthos
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The Agora, 2nd -1st century BC. The cobblestone square was 160m X 95m. The agora or market place, with shops on the south side, had a large portico with 71 Doric pillars on the outside and 34 Ionic inside. The great temple of the Nymphs and 3 arches built by Herod Atticus survive
  P.03 Athens
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The Acropolis, northwest side, 5th century BC. To provide variety and emphasize particular architectural features, white pentelic marble and grey eleusinian marble were used in building the Acropolis.
  P.04 Delphi
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Reconstruction of the Tholos. The Tholos was constructed in the 4th century BC by the architect Theodoros of Samos. It was a circular platform, externally supported by 20 slender Doric columns. In the interior, which was also circular, there were 9 Corinthian pilasters supported by the walls. Marble from Penteli and black porous stone were used for its construction.
  P.05 Dilos
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The Portico of the “House of Cleopatra”, 138 BC. This sacred island was the most important religious centre of the Aegean. Excavations have revealed the port, shops, a theatre and an entire neighbourhood. Statues of Cleopatra and Dioskourides with inscriptions dated 138 BC were found in their house near the theatre.
P.06 Athens
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The Acropolis Propylaea in the 5th century BC and today. The Propylaea began to be erected in 435 BC; the project was supervised by the architect Mnesicles under the guidance of the sculptor Pheidias.
P.07 Athens
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The Erechtheion, early 5th century BC. This temple 20,03m X 11,21m was built of pentelic marble. On the eastern side it had 6 Ionic pillars. An olive wood statue of the goddess Athena stood in the main hall.
P.08 Athens
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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, AD 161. Roofed building where musical events were held. It held up to 5,000 spectators in 32 rows of seats and the orchestra was semicircular. The façade of the theatre still stands to the second storey.
P.09 Crete
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Palace of Knossos. Representation of the west wing. Built in 2000 BC, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1700 BC and rebuilt in 1600 BC. A typical example of Minoan architecture. The findings of the palaces bear testimony to the advanced civilization achieved by their inhabitants.
P.10 Mycenae
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Proposed reconstruction of the Megaron of Mycenae. The Megaron was the most sacred section of the Mycenaean palaces (14th century BC), a large hall with a circular hearth in the centre. The hearth was decorated with painted representations. The hall was decorated with frescoes and the floor was lined with multi-coloured marble slabs. The roof was supported by 4 columns.
P.11 Mycenae
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The Treasury of Atreus, 1330 BC. This “tholos-tomb” was a royal grave 14,50m in diameter and 13,20m high with a vaulted roof formed by 33 courses of joined conglomerate blocks.

 

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