Acrop­o­lis

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“The Acrop­o­lis of Athens and its mon­u­ments are uni­ver­sal sym­bols of the clas­si­cal spirit and civ­i­liza­tion and form the great­est ar­chi­tec­tural and artis­tic com­plex be­queathed by Greek An­tiq­uity to the world… The Acrop­o­lis of Athens is the most strik­ing and com­plete an­cient Greek mon­u­men­tal com­plex still ex­ist­ing in our times. It is si­t­u­ated on a hill of av­er­age height (156m) that rises in the basin of Athens. Its over­all di­men­sions are ap­prox­i­mately 170 by 350m. The hill is rocky and steep on all sides ex­cept for the western side, and has an ex­ten­sive, nearly flat top.” - whc.unesco.org

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