The Bucket List: Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis, also known as the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most recognizable monuments of the world and it is very significant to ancient Greek culture. This ancient symbol for Greece is located on a high rocky outcrop above Athens which has the...

Acropolis, also known as the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most recognizable monuments of the world and it is very significant to ancient Greek culture. This ancient symbol for Greece is located on a high rocky outcrop above Athens which has the remains of several ancient buildings including the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike and the most famous of them all, the Parthenon.

There is evidence that the Acropolis existed in the 4th millennium BC but it was in the 5th century BC that the construction of the site's most important buildings were built. After the construction of the buildings, the Parthenon and other buildings were damaged in 1687 when there was a siege by the Venetians in the Morean War. The Parthenon was used as storage area for gunpowder and it was eventually hit by a cannonball. This historical site had been through many damages from years of pollution, misguided past restorations, and destruction by war that in 1975, a restoration project began and it is now almost complete.

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