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About the Acropolis of AthensAn acropolis is a citadel or a fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill. The satellite view below shows the Acropolis (literally: summit city) located in the center of the city of Athens, the capital of Greece.
The Acropolis of Athens is a flat-topped rock with a complex of remains of monuments of the Greek cult, the great sanctuary of ancient Athens dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena. The temple of Athena Parthenos, the Parthenon was built on the Acropolis in 447–432 BC by Pericles to honor Athens' patron goddess and to commemorate the recent Greek victory over the Persians. It was designed by Ictinus and Callicrates with sculptures by Phidias.
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Most of the now existing remains of temples were rebuilt, after the Persian Wars under the leadership of Pericles during the Golden Age of Athens (460–430 BC), the most important and powerful city during the Classical period.
The Acropolis and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization. They have influenced art and culture for many centuries, it is the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
Today the Acropolis temple complex is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.
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