The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens (HMTB1)

Location: Athens, Attica 855 00 Attica
Country: Greece
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N 37° 58.308', E 23° 43.406'

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— [UNESCO World Heritage Site] —

[Marker text printed in both Greek and English scripts:]

The Acropolis and its monuments, universal symbols of the classical spirit and culture, form the greatest architectural and artistic whole that Greek Antiquity has bequeathed to the world.

The most famous of these buildings were erected during the second half of the 5th century B.C., when Athens, with her victory over the Persians, and the establishment of the truest direct Democracy the world has ever seen, was leader of the other city states of the ancient world. With the cultural and artistic flowering that ensued, and outstanding group of artists, under the inspired direction of the sculptor Pheidias, applied the grandly conceived programme of the enlightened politician, Perikles, and transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of the human spirit and of art. This was the time when the most important buildings were erected: the Parthenon, a work of Iktinos (447-432 B.C.), the Erechtheion (421 - 406 B.C.), the Propylaia, monumental entrance to the Acropolis and a work of Mnesikles (437-431 B.C.) and the little temple of Athena Nike (421-407 B.C.).
HM NumberHMTB1
Placed ByUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)34S E 739223 N 4206185
Decimal Degrees37.97180000, 23.72343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.308', E 23° 43.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 18.48" N, 23° 43' 24.36" E
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Area Code(s)563
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 Theorias, Athens Attica 855 00, GR
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