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The Erectheion

Identification

The Erectheion
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Structure in General

temple
existing [in ruins]
greek architecture

Facts

  • This temple is primarily dedicated to the Goddess Athena and to many other gods and deities associated with the city of Athens and the Acropolis, including God Poseidon, master of the seas and oceans.
  • Construction began in 420 BC, during the time of the "Nikias truce" of the Pelloponnesian War between the cities of Athens and Sparta, and ended in 404 BC, after having been delayed many times because of the war.
  • The temple took its name from Erectheus, the ancient mythical hero who is considered to be the first king of the city of Athens and who, according to the mythology, was also related to Goddess Athena.
  • This was the last of the great monuments to be completed on the Acropolis.

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Location

Athens
Attika
Greece

Technical Data

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
  • UNESCO landmark
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