Acropolis - Propylaea, Athens

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    The Propylaea

    by amsterdam_vallon Written Dec 28, 2003
    The Propylaea

    The Propylaea. The monumental gateway of the Acropolis was designed by the architect Mnesikles and constructed in 437-432 B.C. It comprises a central building and two lateral wings. The colonnades along the west and east sides had a row of Doric columns while two rows of Ionic columns divided the central corridor into three parts. The walls of the north wing were decorated with painted panels or wall paintings and that is why it was called the "Pinakotheke". The ceiling of the Propylaea had coffers with painted decoration and a perforated sima around the roof.

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    THE ACROPOLIS: Propylaia

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    Swiss_spirit (Chris) standing at Propylaia

    The Propylaia formed the towering entrance to the Acropolis in ancient times. Built in 437-432 BC, its architecural brilliancs ranks with that of the Parthenon. It consists of a central hall, with two wings on either sides. Each section had a gate, and in ancient times these 5 gates were the only entrances to the 'Upper City'. The Middle gate opened to the Panethenaic Way. The ceiling of the central hall was painted with gold stars on a dark blue background. The northern wing was used as a picture gallery and the southern wing was the antechamber to the 'Temple of Athena Nike'.

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    THE ACROPOLIS: Propylaia

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    This Drawing shows how Propylaia use to be !!!

    Propylaia was badly damaged in the 1700's AD when a lightening strike set off an explosion in a Turkish gunpowder store.Reconstruction took place between 1909-1917 and there was further restoration after World War II. Once you are through Propylaia, there is a stunning view of the Parthenon ahead.

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    The Propylaea.

    by dedeckerm. Written Mar 6, 2003

    The monumental gateway of the Acropolis was designed by the architect Mnesikles and constructed in 437-432 B.C.
    It comprises a central building and two lateral wings.
    The colonnades along the west and east sides had a row of Doric columns while two rows of Ionic columns divided the central corridor into three parts.
    The walls of the north wing were decorated with painted panels or wall paintings and that is why it was called the "Pinakotheke".
    The ceiling of the Propylaea had coffers with painted decoration and a perforated sima around the roof

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    The Propylaea

    by Juliet67 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    The monumental gateway of the Acropolis was designed by the architect Mnesikles and constructed in 437-432 B.C. It comprises a central building and two lateral wings. The colonnades along the west and east sides had a row of Doric columns while two rows of Ionic columns divided the central corridor into three parts. The walls of the north wing were decorated with painted panels or wall paintings and that is why it was called the 'Pinakotheke'. The ceiling of the Propylaea had coffers with painted decoration and a perforated sima around the roof.

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