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Erechtheion

Located on the north side of the hill Erechtheion temple is the second largest at the Acroplois. It is a to multiple gods and mythical heroes consecrated holy city building complex. It is named after the mythical king Erechtheus, whose palace stood there and have been revered there as well. In the east stood an altar of Athena and the old wooden cult statue of the goddes. To the west, located a little deeper, there was the altar of Poseidon. The best-known part of the Erechtheion is the Koren hall on the southern side facing the Parthenon, where female figures (Caryatids) replace columns. In the crypt below lie the Athenian ancestors, there were also a number of gods worshiped.

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  • Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5092 W: 56 N: 10125] (42042)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-21
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-10 8:24
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