The Acropolis: The City Of Athens

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The word Acropolis comes from two Greek words meaning “edge” (acro) and “city” (-opolis). An acropolis is a complex built in a high area, usually on a hill. It is generally found in an extremely rocky region, just above Athens. The Acropolis is set 490 feet in the sky above the city of Athens and is approximately 7 acres. It’s most important buildings were constructed during the years of 495 BCE and 429 BCE. This was during the reign of Pericles. The Acropolis was originally meant to protect Athens from attacks. It served as a fortress. There are other acropolis’, however, the one in Athens is the most famous. In an effort to construct these buildings, Pericles hired skilled architects to build the acropolis. He had hundreds of people
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