Acropolis of Athens: Did you know that…

  • Acropolis rock is of limestone and has been in existence since Late Cretaceous period.
  • the first habitation remains on the Acropolis date from the Neolithic period.
  • the Acropolis was also known as Cecropia, a name that took after the first Athenian king Cecrops, the legendary serpent-man.
  • the Acropolis’ construction started in 447 BC and ended in 438 BC and the Parthenon was built in 8-9 years only.
  • the Acropolis rock remained a residential area until the 6th century B.C.
  • the dimensions of the base of the Parthenon are 69.5 m by 30.9 m (228.0 x 101.4 ft).
  • the monument has 46 exterior and 19 interior columns in total.
  • the Parthenon was built of solid white Pentelic marble from the mount of Penteli which is located 12 km from the Acropolis.
  • twenty-two thousand tons of this type of marble were used in the Parthenon construction.

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One thought on “Acropolis of Athens: Did you know that…

  1. When I was younger, Twice I worked for a Greek man, Chris and his brother George at their restaurants. I loved the food then, so you know I’ll be trying some of your recipes.

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