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Acropolis under the snow, Athens

Acropolis under the snow, Athens

This is a view from 1845, when Athens was independent from Turkish rule, and when it was established as the Capital (Nafplion in the Peloponese was modern Greece's first capital city). The houses you see on the side of the Acropolis were those of the workers who were involved in building most of Athens, many of them coming from the Kyklades islands. - The Ellada Site - Photos of old Athens

This is a view from 1845, when Athens was independent from Turkish rule, and when it was established as the Capital (Nafplion in the Peloponese was modern Greece's first capital city). The houses you see on the side of the Acropolis were those of the workers who were involved in building most of Athens, many of them coming from the Kyklades islands. - The Ellada Site - Photos of old Athens

Ο τελευταίος ανεμόμυλος της Αθήνας. Ο ανεμόμυλος του Μετς. Last windmill of Athens, Greece

Ο τελευταίος ανεμόμυλος της Αθήνας. Ο ανεμόμυλος του Μετς. Last windmill of Athens, Greece

This block was placed near the corner of the west frieze of the Parthenon, where it turned onto the north. The horsemen have been moving at some speed, but are now reining back so as not to appear to ride off the edge of the frieze. The horseman in front twists around to look back at his companion, and raises a hand (now missing) to his head. This gesture, repeated elsewhere in the frieze, is perhaps a signal. Although mounted riders can be seen here, much of the west frieze features…

This block was placed near the corner of the west frieze of the Parthenon, where it turned onto the north. The horsemen have been moving at some speed, but are now reining back so as not to appear to ride off the edge of the frieze. The horseman in front twists around to look back at his companion, and raises a hand (now missing) to his head. This gesture, repeated elsewhere in the frieze, is perhaps a signal. Although mounted riders can be seen here, much of the west frieze features…

Zeus (Jupiter)   Son of Cronos (Saturn) and Rhea. He defeated Cronos (Saturn) in a battle and then divided the realms with his brothers by lot, getting the heavens for his own. He was ruler and judge, the arbiter of disputes among Gods and men. His decisions were just and well balanced, showing no favoritism. He had several wives and many lover's, earning the title "all father" or "father god". His infidelity caused much strife on Olympos and in the world through he raging of his wife, Hera.

Zeus (Jupiter) Son of Cronos (Saturn) and Rhea. He defeated Cronos (Saturn) in a battle and then divided the realms with his brothers by lot, getting the heavens for his own. He was ruler and judge, the arbiter of disputes among Gods and men. His decisions were just and well balanced, showing no favoritism. He had several wives and many lover's, earning the title "all father" or "father god". His infidelity caused much strife on Olympos and in the world through he raging of his wife, Hera.

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