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By Hans Rupprecht Goette

This fascinating new advisor is the best better half to Greece while you're a vacationer with ancient and archaeological pursuits, because it combines functional info with impeccable scholarly examine. superbly illustrated with over two hundred plates, maps, plans and drawings, this ebook comprises:

* specific descriptions of routes and person websites * creative, ancient, social and political history * remarkable insurance outdoor Athens * designated exploration of the post-classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine sessions.

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This pedestal, made of bluish-grey white-veined Hymettian marble, was erected in the mid-second century BC and carried the four-horse chariot of a Pergamene king;13 the latter was replaced by a likeness of the Roman general Agrippa, the son-in-law and comrade of Augustus. 1). Today a zigzag path leads up to the west façade of the Propylaea, but this does not reflect the ancient ascent. Standing inside the Beulé Gate roughly on the axis of the Propylaea it is possible to see a retaining wall of irregular stones, each accurately adjusted to fit its neighbour.

There are no traces today of the harem which was quartered in the Erechtheion in the Ottoman period. A path encircles the whole building so that all sides of the temple can be inspected. Some column drums from the Old Parthenon can also be seen in the Acropolis wall from the north side of the Erechtheion. 47 The Hecatompedon (Temple of a Hundred Feet), attested by numerous architectural and sculptured fragments, must have stood on the site of the Parthenon in the early sixth century BC; no other site on the Acropolis can be assigned to this building.

The visitor must also remember that future generations will wish to visit and learn about these masterpieces of the European cultural heritage and this would soon not be possible without the present restoration works. The following description of the buildings11 includes the results of recent research arising from the present restoration campaign. 1), which was built almost entirely from older reused blocks (spolia) in the late third century AD, is framed by two towers. The Gate is named after the French archaeologist Ernest Beulé, who discovered and investigated it in 1852/3.

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