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Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Icon of St George made of gold thread set in a frame inlaid with mother of pearl (1729).
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Kitchenware.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Detail from 1728 Bible cover.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Lyres from Crete.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Dish with a depiction of the prophet, Elijah (1668).
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Pistols owned by English poet Lord Byron, who fought in the war of Greek independence.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Portrait of Lord Byron by an unknown painter.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Flag of Greek independence with the slogan Unity or Death.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 1843 bound copy of the Greek national anthem by Dionysios Solomos.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Little Girl by Nicholas Gyzis.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Boats by Constantine Volanakis.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 "The Quarantine Station at Lefkada" (1820) by Joseph Cartwright.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 "The Fugitives of Parga" (1819) by Carlo Belgiojoso.
Greece
Athens
Benaki Museum
 Portrait of Antonis Benakis (1873 -1954) by Chronis Botsoglou.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 The foot of the Acropolis.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 The foundations.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 The Temple of Athena.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Erechtheion
 The Erechtheion is the most sacred part of the Acropolis.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Erechtheion
 This portion of the temple is dedicated to Posidon.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Erechtheion
 Ionic column from the Posidon shrine.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Erechtheion
 Base of a column.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Erechtheion
 This part of the temple is dedicated to Athena. The six Caryatids are copies. Five of the originals are in the Acropolis Museum while the other is in London.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Erechtheion
 The original Caryatids date from 406 BC.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 Marble columns and stonework.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 Stone slabs on the Acropolis.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 The Parthenon is dedicated to Athena and dates from 438 BC.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 Inside the Parthenon in 1974.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 The Parthenon is the largest Doric temple in Greece.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 The Parthenon being rebuilt in 2014.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 The end of the Parthenon with its friezes.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 Many of the friezes were taken abroad while the rest are in the museum.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 Some of the seventeen fluted marble Doric columns.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
Parthenon
 Top of Doric columns.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 The Propylaia (432 BC) is the gateway to the Acropolis.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis
 Stone relief at the old Acropolis Museum in 1981.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Two of the five Caryatids from the Acropolis.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Detail of Caryatid clothing.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Detail of Caryatid hair.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Detail of Caryatid breast.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Bronze head of a hoplite.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Detail of Ionic column top.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Detail of the foot of the goddess of victory, Nike.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Gilted bronze Athena.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Portrait of Alexander the Great by Leochares, c330 BC.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Nike adjusting her sandal.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Lamp in the shape of a warship found in the Erechtheion.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 Sculpture of a boy by Kritios from the period of the Persian wars.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
 The top floor features the friezes from the Parthenon in their correct relative positions.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Two youths on galloping horses.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Grooms and horses. The white plaster casts represent lost or stolen pieces.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Hoplite riding a horse and youth adhusting his sandal.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 A herald raising his arms to signal the start of a procession.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Centaurs, part of the oldest of the Parthenon sculptures.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Four bearers of holy water, one of whom has put her vessel down.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Detail of a holy water carrier.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Three cloaked youths leading four rams.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Detail of horse hooves.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Men controlling horses.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Detail of a horse's mouth.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Horseman riding a galloping horse.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Two riders on trotting horses.
Greece
Athens
Acropolis Museum
Parthenon Friezes
 Detail of rider and horse.
Greece
Athens
 The Odeon of Herodes Atticus dates from 161 and was built by a wealthy Roman.
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 The theatre dates from 326 BC and held 17 thousand people.
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 Figure of a Selini.
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 The Theatre of Dionysos is the world's oldest theatre.
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 Marble seats for dignitaries.
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 Drama originated here. Thespis gave the first solo performance here (hence the term thespian).
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 2nd century figures behind the stage.
Greece
Athens
Theatre of Dionysos
 The grounds of the theatre.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 The Museum of Cycladic Art is famous for its marble female figures with arms crossed.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 The Cycladic figures have plain heads with few features (2300 BC).
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 The marble female figures date from 3200 to 2000 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Unique marble cup from the Cyclads.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 The figures originate from the Cyclad islands and have angular features.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 The simplicity of form of the Cycladic marble figures is said to have inspired artists like Picasso and Henry Moore.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Boeotian goblet, 5th century BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Limestone statuette of Apollo holding a lyre, Cyprus 550 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Attic lekythos (510 BC) with women harvesting fruit.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Corinthian jointed doll, c490 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Basket shaped vessel from Cyprus, c2000 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Jug from Cyprus, c1900 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Bowl with wishbone handle, Cyprus 1200 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Jug with relief, Cyprus, c1725 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Bird shaped askos (1600 BC Cyprus).
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Basket shaped plate from Cyprus, 750 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Female figurine of a priestess, Cyprus 480 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Terracotta animal shaped rattle, 480 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 The Stargazer is a marble figure from Thrace dated from 4360 to 2300 BC and influenced by Cycladic art.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 A marble Cycladic figure 1.4m high and made by a gifted artist for a shrine.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Detail of the head of the 1.4m Cycladic figure.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Detail of the breasts of the 1.4m Cycladic figure.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Detail of the lower half of the 1.4m Cycladic figure.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Bronze dagger.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Clay frying pan.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Silver coin depicting the head of Alexander The Great, c323 BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Pregnant Cycladic figure.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Bronze lekanis (wide bowl) used for hand washing at banquets, 1st century BC.
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Wine container showing a young man with a staff (460 BC).
Greece
Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art
 Attic plate showing a naked youth filling his wine cup, 480 BC.

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