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Theatres and Acropolis, Greece

Marilyn Bridges

2004

Gelatin silver print

11 in. x 14 in. (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Gift of Ray Thomason

2009.336

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Located in the city of Athens, the Acropolis was originally a citadel constructed on a high rocky promontory and containing a number of ancient buildings. The most important buildings were either built or rebuilt during the time of Pericles—roughly 460 to 430 BCE. The most well-known of these is the Parthenon, shown in the center of the photograph. The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus, shown in the lower right corner of the photograph, was first constructed in the 5th century BCE, but in its current form dates to the 4th century BCE. The theatre in the lower left corner is the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and was constructed in 161 CE.

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