Acropolis

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  • Essay On Acropolis

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    The acropolis is one of Greece’s most monumental pieces that is still standing today, Built as a place of worship. The temples within its walls were used to worship Greek gods like Athena and Poseidon. Rising over three hundred feet above the city of Athens, it can clearly be noticed why it is called "The Acropolis", which means "top of the city". It isn't the only acropolis in Greece, but it was noticeable more than the others because of its almost flawless planning in where each building is placed

  • Athenian Acropolis Paper

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    The Athenian Acropolis could be considered the most representative of the Greek Acropolis. The Athenian Acropolis is located on the top of a mountain and it was used as a defense and as a site of the main places of worship. The entrance to the Acropolis is a gate called Propylaia performed by the architect Mnesikles. At the front right side of the Propylaia, there is an Ionic building named the Temple of the Athena Nike designed by Kallikrates. A great statue of Athena created by Phidias, was originally

  • The Acropolis Of Athens And Athens Essay

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    The Acropolis of Athens Intro Over the years, the Acropolis of Athens, a large rock with a flat top that overlooks the city with an elevation of over 500 feet, served a variety of purposes to the people that lived on or near it. Any city built on an enormous hill can be considered an acropolis, but in today’s world, “The Acropolis” is associated with the ancient Acropolis of Athens. As stated in the New World Encyclopedia, to some, the Acropolis of Athens “was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary

  • Athens Acropolis Research Paper

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    Acropolis comes from the Greek ‘Akro’ and ‘Polis.’ Akro is translated as high or extreme and polis means city, so acropolis can be translated as “High City” and is sometimes referred to as “City in the Air” or “City on Edge.” Acropolis is used to describe any complex built on a tall hill. The Mayan Civilization as well as the Edinburgh in Scotland are both acropolis’. In particular, the Athens Acropolis is a magnificent citadel. The construction began in 447 BCE. The construction was overseen by

  • How To Build Acropolis In Greek Art

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    490 feet in the air, the Acropolis covers approximately 7 acres and has four main buildings: the Propylaia, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. In 447 BCE, construction began under the guidance of Pericles of Athens. To build the Parthenon, the best architects and sculptors were hired, among which was Phidias, who created the statue of Zeus at Olympia. Phidias produced the statue of Athena made out of gold and ivory, which resided in Acropolis until it was destroyed. During

  • Case Study Of New Acropolis

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    Case Study: New Acropolis The case study of New Acropolis Museum in Athens is design by Bermand Tschumi and Michael Photiadis architects and opens to the public on 21 June 2009, with Demetrios Pandermalis as a director of the project and the museum. The new building replaces the first museum which builds in 1874, as a project it took over 60 years to be realized. The New Acropolis Museum is a contemporary symbol in the city which shows the culture and the civilization. It’s a project which aims to

  • The Inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum

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    The New Acropolis Museum was inaugurated in the year 2009, near the base of the Acropolis with a view of the Parthenon. The museum was a facility of around 226,000 square feet of glass and concrete, which cost $200 million dollars. The design was introduced in 2001, so it could be completed in time for the Olympics in 2004. This goal was unsuccessful due to legal battles that delayed the construction process for years said The New York Times. Since the museum opened it is running strong with an

  • A Comparison Of The Acropolis And Chartres Cathedral

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    The Acropolis and Chartres Cathedral are two building with immense historical and cultural value that are admired to this day. In Arts and Ideas, Marien Warner and William Fleming discuss about the physical features and purposes of these iconic structures and the ingenuity implemented in them. They were not only build as religious or cultural centers, but also to prove that they are capable of producing works that are different and revolutionary with regards of their esthetics and architecture. Although

  • The Athenian Agora, Kerimeikos And The Acropolis

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    and architectural features found in the Athenian Agora, Kerimeikos and the Acropolis. The Agora or market place has a number of buildings such as the Tholos, The Eponymous Heroes and the Strategion. The Kerimeikos or Ceramicus was the potters ' quarter of the city, from which the word "ceramic" is derived, and was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected around the area. The Acropolis had many major buildings, the most prominent of them being the Parthenon and

  • 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

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