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The Acropolis is one of the most famous ancient sites in the world. Rising over the city of Athens 150 metres above sea level, it consists of several significant archaeological remains of temples dedicated to various deities, and civic buildings. This album offers a chance to tour the Acropolis and examine its many buildings, including its best preserved temple, the Parthenon, along with its friezes, known as the Elgin Marbles. Also, the album follows the route of the procession that took place during the Panathenaea festival which rivalled the Olympic Games in popularity, and contains a track to help the student understand the conventions used to draw up plans of ancient buildings and to visualise 3-dimensional structures. This material forms part of The Open University course A219 Exploring the Classical World.

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The Acropolis is one of the most famous ancient sites in the world. Rising over the city of Athens 150 metres above sea level, it consists of several significant archaeological remains of temples dedicated to various deities, and civic buildings. This album offers a chance to tour the Acropolis and examine its many buildings, including its best preserved temple, the Parthenon, along with its friezes, known as the Elgin Marbles. Also, the album follows the route of the procession that took place during the Panathenaea festival which rivalled the Olympic Games in popularity, and contains a track to help the student understand the conventions used to draw up plans of ancient buildings and to visualise 3-dimensional structures. This material forms part of The Open University course A219 Exploring the Classical World.

    The Acropolis & the Parthenon

    The Acropolis & the Parthenon

    An introduction to this album’s contents.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- The Acropolis & the Parthenon

    Transcript -- The Acropolis & the Parthenon

    An introduction to this album’s contents.

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    The Panathenaia and the Panathenaic way

    The Panathenaia and the Panathenaic way

    How the archaeological remains of ancient Athens reveal much about civic life.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- The Panathenaia and the Panathenaic way

    Transcript -- The Panathenaia and the Panathenaic way

    How the archaeological remains of ancient Athens reveal much about civic life.

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    The Acropolis

    The Acropolis

    Exploring the Acropolis in the footsteps of ancient Athenians.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- The Acropolis

    Transcript -- The Acropolis

    Exploring the Acropolis in the footsteps of ancient Athenians.

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