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The Acropolis, Athens

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The Acropolis and its monuments are symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form perhaps the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek antiquity to the world.

In the years that followed, an exceptional group of artists put into effect the ambitious plans of Athenian statesman Pericles. Under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, they transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts.

The most important monuments were built during that time: The Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike.