Visiting Acropolis part 2 Propylaea Erechtheion Parthenon my first time

Visiting Acropolis part 2 Propylaea Erechtheion Parthenon my first time

Acropolis part 2 my first time
Propylaea Erechtheion Parthenon 
2017 after a trip to Naxos island

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The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky
 outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several
 ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance,
 the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis
 is from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "highest point,
 extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city").[1] Although the term acropolis
 is generic and there are many other acropoleis in Greece,
 the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such 
that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification.
 During ancient times it was known also more properly as Cecropia,
 after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the supposed first Athenian king.

While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back
 as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495–429 BC)
 in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's
 most important present remains including the Parthenon, the Propylaia,
 the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.The Parthenon
 and the other buildings were seriously damaged during the 1687
 siege by the Venetians during the Morean War when gunpowder being
 stored in the Parthenon was hit by a cannonball and exploded.

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