Documentaires. L'Acropole d'Athènes

Title: Documentaires. L'Acropole d'Athènes
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Documentaries. The Acropolis of Athens.
The Acropolis of Athens cinematography by M. C. Gilbert. The Acropolis was originally the citadel of Athens, its aold walls date to the 15th or 16th century BC. The present entry was added by the Romans in the second century AD. In the century of Pericles the Acropolis became a sanctuary to the goddess Athena (5th century BC). The propylaea of Pericles, a sort of entrance vestibule, are formed a of white marble portico, whose doric columns 8.50 are meters tall. The temple of wingless victory, or of Athena Nike - it is from this terrace that Aegius watched the return of his son Theseus. The Erechtheion, which enclosed the sacred olive tree. Portico of Caryatides that decorate the southern façade of the Erechtheion. The Askelpieion or sanctuary of Ascelpius, which lies on the southern side fo the Acropolis. The Parthenon - constructed by order of Pericles in 432 BC, by virtue of the beauty of its proportions, the purest expression of Greek art. The temple is entirely made of white marble. The drums from which are the enromous columns composed. The celebrated frieze which decorated the exterior of the Parthenon was executed under the direction of Phidias (5th century BC). Majestic ruins in the night of the past. End.
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French Documentaries