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The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century BC, during the Age of Pericles.
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The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian order of columns are different in size and ornamentation as well.
The Athenian democracy was built on the community of citizens with full rights.
Ancient Greek heavy infantryman.
The theatre that has a distinctive shape and excellent acoustics was situated at the side of the Acropolis in Athens.
Ancient Greeks became the ‘carters of the sea’ thanks to their advanced sailing ships.
The Parisian prison became legendary after the Revolution of 1789.
Hippocrates, head of the medical school on the Greek island of Kos, is considered the 'Father of Medicine'.
Find historic landmarks on a blank map.
The Olympic Games, held in the town every 4th year after 776 BC made it one of the centres of ancient Greece.
According to Homer’s epic, Odysseus’ Stratagem caused the loss of Troy.
Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.
The average house in Ancient Greece had a rectangular, geometrical floor plan and two storeys.
The masterpieces of ancient Greek potters are important archaeological artefacts.
The characteristic ancient Greek statue was found on the bottom of the Adriatic Sea.
The Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology were as diverse as humans.
The largest bronze-age building complex of ancient Crete was probably the centre of Minoan civilisation.
The city with advanced culture was the first settlement in history to have a citadel.
A beehive tomb on the site of the ancient city of Mycenae, attributed to the legendary king.
The animation shows five outstanding works in the history of sculpture.
The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.