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Acropolis – a settlement , especially a citadel, built upon an
area of elevated ground – frequently a hill with precipitous
sides, chosen for purposes of defence.
Archaeologists and historians use this term for the
urban Castro culture settlements located in
Northwestern Iberian hilltops.
The Acropolis was the city of temples.
It is the location where all the major temples
of a city are located.
It was built to glorify the gods.
The Acropolis as a whole – a fortified
agora on a hilltop
Greeks considered high places to be important & sacred.
The Acropolis were usually located on the highest ground.
Other public buildings such as gymnasia, stadia, and
theaters were generally regarded as part of religious
They are normally found attached on lower ground to the
hills of the Acropolis.
Athens is a very
of a typical
The acropolis in Athens
was a religious precinct
located on one of the hills
of the city.
The Earliest versions of
the buildings in the
Acropolis existed until 480
In 480 BC, the Persians
under Xerxes burnt Athens
and the Acropolis to the
Rebuilt in about 450 BC.
The acropolis combined Doric orders and ionic
orders in a perfect composition in four buildings; the
Propylea, the Parthenon, the Erechtheumn, and the
temple of Nike.
The best example of Greek emphasis on
visualization in design and site planning is seen at the
Acropolis at Athens
Point of a
mythical fight btw
Hope of Victory
The Acropolis Restoration Project
The Project began in 1975 and is now nearing completion.
The aim of the restoration was to reverse the decay of
centuries of attrition, pollution, destruction stemming from
military use, and misguided past restorations.