When I travel I always try to visit a site or monument declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. These visits never disappoint because they admire the wonders of art, architecture, or archeology that are unique and important for the history of peoples’ culture.
Today I show some photos that I took to Acropoli of Athens in Greece.
There are places and monuments that we see in school books and that have remained forever in our eyes and in our hearts.
One of these is the acropolis of Athens with its famous monuments: what a thrill to walk between the Propilei, the Eretteo Temple of Athena Nike and the mythical Parthenon.
Visiting the Acropolis of Athens was for me a pilgrimage to the places where beauty was born.
One of the most important sites for the history of architecture and UNESCO has declared World Heritage in 1987 with this motivation:
The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. In the second half of the fifth century bc, Athens, following the victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world. In the age that followed, as thought and art flourished, an exceptional group of artists put into effect the ambitious plans of Athenian statesman Pericles and, under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The most important monuments were built during that time: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike. “ (Source site UNESCO)
The visit to the brand new Acropolis Museum is essential to complete the knowledge of this site. The modern museum structure, inaugurated in 2009, in an engaging exhibition itinerary, welcomes in fact important finds such as the original Cariatidi dell’Eretteo or the friezes of the Parthenon and other extraordinary examples of Greek statuary.
All photo are mine. The post also on Steemit
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