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Acropolis of Athens

During ancient Greek times, cities were built high up on cliffs and hills, and were known as an acropolis. This was done primarily as a means of city defense. The most famous of these was the Acropolis of Athens. It still stands today, and is listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. The Parthenon and the Old Temple of Athena are both located in the Acropolis of Athens.

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Acropolis of Athens

Who was director of the sculpture on the Acropolis in Athens?

Type your answer here... lord elgin

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Who was Athena?

Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, crafts, and battle. She was born when Zeus, afraid to be overthrown by a new child, swallowed his pregnant wife Metis. When she had the baby inside his body, Zeus got a pounding headache. Hephaestus split his head open (Zeus was immortal. Therefore this didn't affect him.) and out sprang Athena. She is the protector of cities and the main goddess of the city Athens.

Athena is a Greek goddess known for shooting out of Zeus's head she was full grown and in armor. She is the goddess of wisdom, war and crafts. Athens was named after her. She was also the Goddess of Knowledge.
Athena is the virgin goddess of war, strategy, weaving, crafts, and invented the olive. The city Athens was said to be given to her after she won a contest between her and Poseidon. She is the daughter of Zeus and the titan Metis, who Zeus swallowed to try to avoid a prophecy.

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What is the Acropolis?

An acropolis is a hill in Greece which means "upper city". When a city-state was formed, a hill was fortified as a refuge during attack - it contained a temple of the patron god/goddess and the settlement's valuables were stored there under protection of the deity. As the area developed, a city grew up around it, often walled. The acropolis of Athens came to have several temples, one of which is the Parthenon (parthenos = the virgin Athena, patron goddess) where the treasury was located under her protection and her statue presided.

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Who discovered acropolis of Athens?

Jadyn Lopez did.

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The Parthenon
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What is a Parthenon?

A temple dedicated to Athena.

The chief temple of the goddess Athena built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 B.C. and considered a supreme example of Doric architecture.

Source: http://www.answers.com/parthenon?gwp=11&ver=2.3.0.609&method=3

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Where was the Acropolis built?

The Acropolis is in Athens, Greece.

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How did the acropolis protect Athens?

many greek cities have an acropolis. It was built on a hill overlooking the city and often housed temples and some sacred burial sites. when raiders came it served as a look out and sometimes as a place to shelter. as ilt was on a rise, it would have been easier to defend.

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Who was the Live at the Acropolis performer?

yanni

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When did you start using AD verses BC dating?

Christian bishops decided a date of the birth of Jesus the Nazorean, which became accepted. The monk who proposed the year botched the date - as according to the gospel of Matthew it was in the reign of Herod who died in 4 BC. According to Luke it was after 6 AD when Quirinius became governor of Syria. We just don't know.

The actual date was originally set at 6 January, but with the difficulty of suppressing the popular festival of the Saturnalia, Christmas was shifted on top of it to 25 December. The Orthodox Christian churches still retain 6 January.

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How many people visited county mall crawley on Christmas Eve 2006?

I asked County Mall this question and they said they do not have this information on record!

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Is the pantheon in Greece different than the acropolis in Greece?

I don't know. But mby google has sum answers. Check it out. See ya.

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What is ment by world heritage?

copy this:http://www.info.gov.nf/news/Media%20Releases/20070601%20-%20Questions%20and%20Answers%20on%20World%20Heritage%20listing%85.pdf and paste it in the address bar.

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Why is the acropolis so important?

because they needed a place have aimportant discussion and to put the law out and to have supreme court

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What was the purpose of the Acropolis?

The original purpose of the Acropolis of Athens was like a fortress build high above, to defend the city below it. Later it was used as a temple by many gods and goddesses.

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Which is more beautiful the Acropolis or the Parthenon?

This is a strange question!

The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock which rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens.

On the Acropolis is built the Parthenon a temple built for the Greek goddess Athena in the 5th century BC

The Acropolis is a natural land form and Parthenon a construction of man, both are very beautiful but both are linked one to another.

In my opinion the location of the Parthenon makes its beauty and the Acropolis would just be another rock without the Parthenon's presence.

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Is The Acropolis and The Parthenon the same landmark?

The Acropolis is a fortified natural stronghold. The Parthenon is built on the Acropolis.

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In what year did the Acropolis become a world heritage site?

the Acropolis was made a world heritage site in 1987 yeah

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Why is the Acropolis where it is?

It is the most famous place in Greece and people say it was placed there to 'guard the heart of Athena' as she is the goddess in side of The Parthenon.

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What is the acropolis used for in ancient greek times?

The Acropolis was a sacred place ancient AtheniansMycenaean times. they worshiped their gods in temples there, conducted their festivals, and they prepared themselves on it whenever the enemies managed to reach the city of Athens.

the temples of the Acropolis of Athens were destroyed or burned several times in ancient times.

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Why was the acropolis so important to the society?

I honestly do not know exactly why it was so important to the Greeks, but I think I know why it is generally important to us... It is because of the statues of the women and its age. I hope this is helpful for some people! :)

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Acropolis of Athens

Why is the Acropolis a World Heritage Site?

UNESCO's World Heritage mission is to:

  • encourage countries to sign the World Heritage Convention and to ensure the protection of their natural and cultural heritage;
  • encourage States Parties to the Convention to nominate sites within their national territory for inclusion on the World Heritage List;
  • encourage States Parties to establish management plans and set up reporting systems on the state of conservation of their World Heritage sites;
  • help States Parties safeguard World Heritage properties by providing technical assistance and professional training;
  • provide emergency assistance for World Heritage sites in immediate danger;
  • support States Parties' public awareness-building activities for World Heritage conservation;
  • encourage participation of the local population in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage;
  • encourage international cooperation in the conservation of our world's cultural and natural heritage.
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What is the historical significance of the acropolis?

it is used for shelter during battle

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What were the entry requirements for the ancient Greek Acropolis?

The acropolis in each Greek city was a high ground used as a fortress, where the citizens could take refuge when attacked. This expanded to include temples where people congregated for religious ceremonies. It also accommodated valuables which the city and citizens could leave under protection of the gods. And accused people could also claim refuge under protection of the gods.

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What was the centerpiece of the Athenian Acropolis?

the parathion

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What is an acropolis?

The word means 'high city - a city-state established a fort on a steep hill to which ot go in the event of invasion. As the city built up around the hill, temples and their treasuries were located on the hill for security.

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