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The Classical Acropolis of Athens

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The Archaic Acropolis
Art History ImageThe Acropolis of Athens
local imagePanathenaic Amphora
local imagePlan of the Acropolis in ca. 480 BC
local imageNorth slope of the Acropolis: note the columns from the Old Temple of Athena, rebuilt into north wall
Art History ImageSculpture from the pediment of the Old Temple of Athena on the Acropolis, ca. 510-500 BC
Art History ImageMoschophoros and Kritios Boy at time of discovery
The Classical Acropolis
local imageMap of the Athenian Empire
LinkThe Oath of Plataia
local imageReconstruction of Athenian acropolis in 5th c BC, by Gloria Ferrari
Perseus ImageBust of Pericles
LinkPlutarch's description of the building of the Acropolis
Art History ImageThe Parthenon
Art History ImageReplica of the Athena Parthenos in the Parthenon in Nashville, TN
LinkAcropolis Restoration Service
The Parthenon
Link360 degree photo of Acropolis (lots of others too)
Art History ImageThe Parthenon converted to a mosque
Art History ImageParthenon, Explosion of 26 September, 1687 (engraving by Fanelli)
local imageThe Acropolis of Athens, plan
Art History ImageThe Parthenon
Art History ImagePlan of the Parthenon (447-432 BC)
Art History ImageThe Parthenon
Art History ImageParthenon: view along steps showing curvature
Art History ImageParthenon, Diagram of curvature and inclination of columns
Art History ImageDrawing of temple showing exaggerated refinements
local imageReconstruction of pronaos showing frieze and windows into cella
Art History ImageDrawing of the sculptural program of the Parthenon
Art History ImageDetail of pediment, metopes and frieze of Parthenon
Parthenon: Metopes
local imageParthenon: Reconstruction drawing of West metopes: battle of Greeks against Amazons
local imageParthenon: West Metope 13
local imageParthenon: Reconstruction drawing of North metopes: sack of Troy
local imageParthenon: North Metope 32
Art History ImageParthenon: Reconstruction drawing of East metopes: battle of gods against giants
local imageParthenon: Carrey drawing of south metopes
local imageParthenon: Carrey drawing of south metopes
Art History ImageSouth Metope 27: Lapith and Centaur
Art History ImageSouth Metope 31: Lapith and Centaur
Art History ImageSouth Metope 31: Lapith and Centaur, detail of centaur
Parthenon: East Pediment
Art History ImageParthenon, west front
Art History ImageEast pediment, in the British Museum
Art History ImageReconstruction of east pediment
Art History ImageEast pediment: 3 goddesses
Art History ImageEast pediment: Dionysos
Art History ImageEast pediment: horse of the Moon
Art History ImageReconstruction of east pediment
local imageAnother reconstruction of the East Pediment
Parthenon: West Pediment
Art History ImageWest pediment, in the British Museum
Art History ImageReconstruction of west pediment
local imageWest Pediment, figure
Parthenon: Frieze
Art History ImageParthenon, west front
Art History ImageWest front from below, showing frieze
local imageReconstruction of west colonnade of Parthenon, showing frieze
local imageIonic frieze, from Old Temple of Athena?
Perseus ImageDiagram of Parthenon Frieze
local imagePanathenaic Amphora
local imageParthenon, Reconstruction of North Frieze
Art History ImageParthenon, South Frieze: Cavalcade
local imageParthenon, North Frieze 42
Art History ImageNorth Frieze 10: elders
Art History ImageNorth Frieze 6: hydriaphoroi (water-carriers)
Art History ImageNorth Frieze 6: hydriaphoroi (water-carriers)
Art History ImageSouth Frieze 40: Sacrificial cows
Art History ImagePainted plaque from Pitsa: sacrifice scene
Art History ImageReconstruction of East Frieze
Art History ImageParthenon East Frieze 7: women
Art History ImageEast Frieze: gods and peplos scene
Art History ImageEast Frieze 6: gods and goddesses
Art History Image East Frieze 6: detail of Artemis
Art History ImageEast Frieze 5: Peplos Scene
Art History ImageEast Frieze: gods and peplos scene
Perseus ImagePainted reconstruction of East Frieze: men, young women, gods and peplos scene
Art History ImageEast Frieze: gods and peplos scene
local imageReconstruction of pronaos showing frieze and windows into cella
The Athena Parthenos
Art History ImageInterior of the Parthenon
Art History ImageReconstruction of interior of Parthenon
Art History ImageThe Athena Parthenos in Nashville
local imageRoman copy of the Athena Parthenos (Varvakeion Athena)
local imageRoman copy of the Athena Parthenos (Varvakeion Athena)
Art History ImageSculptural program of Parthenon
local imageStatue of Athena Parthenos, Athens: ancient copy of shield showing Amazonomachy (Strangford Shield)
local imageStatue of Athena Parthenos, Athens: ancient copy of shield showing Amazonomachy
Art History ImageThe Athena Parthenos in Nashville
local imageCopy of the Athena Parthenos: bald man throwing a stone
Perseus ImagePlan of Temple of Zeus, Olympia
Art History ImageSection of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia
Art History ImageTools from Workshop of Pheidias at Olympia
Art History ImageDrapery mold from Workshop of Pheidias at Olympia
Art History ImageCup belonging to Pheidias, from Olympia
Classical Style
Art History ImageKouros from Anavysos (Kroisos, ca. 530 BC)
local imageOlympia, East pediment, aged seer
Art History ImageOlympia, East pediment, Centaur biting youth.
local imageParthenon North Frieze: Cavalcade
Art History ImageParthenon North Frieze 10: elders
Art History ImageKritios Boy, ca. 480 BC, head
Art History ImageNew York Kouros, compared with second Egyptian canon