Erechtheum

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Erechtheum

(ɪˈrɛkθɪəm; ˌɛrəkˈθiːəm) or

Erechtheion

n
(Placename) a temple on the Acropolis at Athens, which has a porch of caryatids
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Dr Michael Scott on the steps of the Erechtheion ANCIENT INVISIBLE CITIES BBC2, 9pm JUST think how much more we would have loved school history lessons if the teacher had laser scanners or virtual reality headgear?
The Athenians honored their patron deity Athena with a sanctuary on the Acropolis rock, her first temple having been built in the 8th c BCE at the site where the Erechtheion was later constructed.
According to legend, the Erechtheion sits where the deities Poseidon and Athena competed over who would be the patron of the city.
Greece The Acropolis, Athens High above the city, this ancient (5th century BC) citadel is home to numerous historical ruins, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike, so wear your trainers.
The Parthenon and the Erechtheion: the architectural formation of place, politics and myth, The Journal of Architecture 9: 77-104.
Between 1801 and 1812, Elgin (Britain's ambassador to the Ottoman Empire) and his agents not only stole marbles from the Parthenon, but also swiped sculptures and artifacts from the Propylaea, the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens; and the Erechtheion, an ancient temple near the Acropolis.
on the Athenian Acropolis in the 5th century BC the Greeks said everything there was about architecture: in Doric Parthenon, Ionic Erechtheion and Doric and Ionic Propylaea.
The Parthenon and the Erechtheion: the spatial formation of place, politics and myth.
That is why we Greeks, together with a growing number of people from various countries, believe that it is the Parthenon itself that is asking for its marbles to be put back where they belong and the five Caryatids of the Erechtheion who demand their sister back, as vague echoes of a Platonic aesthetic and ethical whole, lost for both monuments on the Athenian Acropolis ever since they were cut--or rather sawn--into pieces.
These columnar sculptures in the form of human female figures are reminiscent of the karyatids from the south porch of the Erechtheion in Athens.
Athens attracts with its Acropolis and Erechtheion from the golden age of Hellas and, although the city is currently in the news for all the monetarily wrong reasons, it is still a place which does not cost an arm and a leg to visit.
103) that Charmides slips off the statue is an apparent reference to the new saffron-dyed peplos woven for Athena every four years and taken up to the Acropolis in the Greater Panathenaic procession; but this gown was destined for the statue of Athena Polias in the Erechtheion, an ancient and rudimentary wooden idol that would have made a grotesque object of sexual attention--certainly a more genuinely perverse one.