Top 100 UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritages - P23. Acropolis, Greece

02-12-2020

(Worldkings.org) The Acropolis is a rock of blue-grey hard crystalline limestone, which springs from the soil to a height of 150 m (500 ft.) above sea level and 70 m. (230 ft.) above the northward part of Athens.

The Acropolis of Athens, the Sacred Rock, is the greatest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to the city patron, the goddess Athena, and dominates the center of the city. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city's history are all connected to this precinct. 

These unique masterpieces of architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art in a most innovative manner and have influenced art and culture for many centuries. The Acropolis of the 5th c. BC is a reflection of the splendor, power and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak, the golden age of Perikles. 

In the mid-5th c. BC, when Athens became the seat of the Athenian League and was the greatest cultural center of its time, Perikles initiated an ambitious building project which lasted for the entire second half of the 5th c. BC. I was very fortunate in my life to have been born under the shadow of this glorious rock, and, having lived all over the world for decades, to once again reside in the neighborhood of the gods!

Even a mere stroll around the Acropolis Rock will leave you charged with an inexplicable energy, regardless of whether you believe in cosmic energy spots, or simply experience the excitement of visiting the physical place where so many great things evolved for the humanity. 

The Acropolis is a rock of blue-grey hard crystalline limestone, which springs from the soil to a height of 150 m (500 ft.) above sea level and 70 m. (230 ft.) above the northward part of Athens. 

This rock is completely geologically isolated and is accessible only from the western side, where the ground is sloping. All the other sides of the rock are cut abrupt, hollowed out by caves or grottos, which from times immemorial served for the worship of the first deities of the area of Attica.

The surface of the Acropolis is an irregular polygon extending from West to East to about 270 m. (886 ft.). Its greatest breadth is about 156 m. (512 ft.). The greatest of all archaeological sites, the Acropolis dominates the Athenian landscape. Ascend 80 steps, take in the views, and marvel at the glorious monuments atop. 

According to athenskey.com


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