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The Erechtheion


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The Erechtheion
Description: The Erechtheum (/ˌerekˈθiːəm/) or Erechtheion (Greek: Ἐρέχθειον) is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece. The temple as seen today was built between 421 and 406 BC. On the south side, is the famous "Porch of the Maidens", with six draped female figures (caryatids) as supporting columns, each sculpted in a manner different from the rest and engineered in such a way that their slenderest part, the neck, is capable of supporting the weight of the porch roof while remaining graceful and feminine. ~ Wikepedia


Uploaded on 7/15/2011 4:01:54 PM


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