Ancient Athens

Explore Ancient Athens...Ancient Egyptians who describe Athens being a powerful city since 9,600 B.C. Nobody can tell when exactly the city of Athens acquired its name or how long its history is.

Athena Pallas, divine symbol of wisdom, virtue and military discipline was born in full armor out of her father’s Zeus head with a spear in her hand. The city was named after Athena and this is how our tale begins…
Acropolis, like a jewel, is placed at the highest point. High walls used to surround it. The city’s eternal symbol, the Parthenon, is a sheer architectural miracle! 15,000 laborers worked hard for 15 years to complete it.
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta… Omega… But also α=1, β=2, γ=3…ι=10, κ=20, ρ=100 and so on. Are they just simple marks on the stones? Are they letters and numbers or symbols with a meaning which defined the course of mankind?
«Amphitheatrical», means: in the shape of a theatre. Theatres in Athens served as places where plays were performed, religious rituals and music or poetry competitions, parliament or city council gatherings, and even served as a forum.
The ancient Greek philosophers considered some notions and applications to be of divine nature. Principles like Moderation, the Golden Mean and Proportion were subjected to in depth analysis.
The Olympic Games were born in Greece; the city of Athens played a leading role in establishing and celebrating the Games. The beautiful marble Panathenaic Stadium stands in the heart of Athens for more than 2,500 years. Since 1896, all Athens Marathon events finish there.
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