Erechtheion

Acropolis

View NE across the site of the Old Temple of Athena, destroyed by the Persians in 480 BCE

The Erechtheion replaced the Old Temple of Athena, destroyed by the Persians in 480 BCE. It was built on the north side of the old temple site and was designed for use by several cults. The Ionic temple of Pentelic marble was built 421-405 BCE. The present structure has been restored with more recently cut marble of a lighter color.

  West wall
Adjoins the Sanctuary of Pandrosos and the modern equivalent of Athena's olive tree

  Caryatids porch, W side

  Caryatids porch, S side

  Caryatids porch, S side

  Caryatids porch, S side, with replicas

  View NW to east porch

  View NW to east porch

  East porch entablature

  North porch, east side

  North porch, east side

  North porch, east side entablature

   

 

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