In ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses were an important part of everyday life.…
The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.
Architectural compositions adorn the parks, squares and sidewalks of Athens, connecting the past to the present, through ancient art that converses with a modern urban landscape. Here are the 10 most beautiful sculptures that you can visit and see in Athens today.
For anyone heading to Athens, the Acropolis is a definite must-see. We have put together some interesting facts to shine even more light on this monument which is a universal symbol of civilisation and one of the greatest architectural complexes to ever be built.
Social media users have quickly become embroiled in heated debate involving everything from interpretation of Greek mythology to #MeToo after an announcement that a statue depicting a reversed version of the famous Medusa myth is to be be installed in New York City.