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Experience Category:Ancient Athens

Ancient Architecture

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The ancient Greek philosophers considered some notions and applications to be of divine nature. Principles like Moderation, the Golden Mean and Proportion were subjected to in depth analysis.

The Greek Alphabet

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Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta… Omega… But also α=1, β=2, γ=3…ι=10, κ=20, ρ=100 and so on. Are they just simple marks on the stones? Are they letters and numbers or symbols with a meaning which defined the course of mankind?

Acropolis – Parthenon- New Acropolis Museum

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Acropolis, like a jewel, is placed at the highest point. High walls used to surround it. The city’s eternal symbol, the Parthenon, is a sheer architectural miracle! 15,000 laborers worked hard for 15 years to complete it. They carried tons of marble from Mt Penteli, unloaded Libyan gold, Egyptian ivory and Lebanese cedar from the

History

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Athena Pallas, divine symbol of wisdom, virtue and military discipline was born in full armor out of her father’s Zeus head with a spear in her hand. She and Poseidon, her uncle, commander of all waters, ended up claiming the same city which was to become the renowned city-state, cornerstone of Western Civilization and birthplace