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Acropolis-its defination and detail of Acropolis of Athens.

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  1. 1. Presented by: Vartika Sharma SOA, MMU, Ambala
  2. 2. Acropolis – a settlement , especially a citadel, built upon an area of elevated ground – frequently a hill with precipitous sides, chosen for purposes of defence.
  3. 3. Archaeologists and historians use this term for the urban Castro culture settlements located in Northwestern Iberian hilltops.
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5. 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 rituals. They are normally found attached on lower ground to the hills of the Acropolis.
  6. 6. Athens is a very good example of a typical ancient Greek city
  7. 7. 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 BC. In 480 BC, the Persians under Xerxes burnt Athens and the Acropolis to the ground.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Perfect Doric Temple. Entrance to the Acropolis. Point of a mythical fight btw Poseidon & Athens Athena Nike Hope of Victory
  10. 10. 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.