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N 4 B 293 C 0 E Feb 12, 2019 F Feb 13, 2019
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Ancient Greek Architect Callicrates designed the Temple of Athena Nike around 420 BC. as part of the ensemble of classical Greek architecture found on the Acropolis of Athens. It is the earliest purely Ionic style temple in the group. Nike means "victory" in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, representative of being victorious in war. The citizens worshipped the goddess in hopes of a successful outcome in the long Peloponnesian War fought against the Spartans and their allies.

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The Royal Tombs of Mycenae, officially known as Grave Circle A, is a 16th-century BC cemetery situated to the south of the Lion Gate, the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae in southern Greece. The graves give important clues of the early phase of the Mycenaean civilization.

The circle contains six shaft graves, where a total of nineteen bodies were buried. It has been suggested that a mound was constructed over each grave, and funeral stelae were erected. Among the objects found were a series of gold death masks, additionally beside the deceased were full sets of weapons, ornate staffs as well as gold and silver cups. The site was excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876, following the descriptions of Homer and Pausanias. One of the gold masks he unearthed became known as the "The Death Mask of Agamemnon", ruler of Mycenae according to Greek mythology. However, it has been proved that the burials date circa three centuries earlier, before Agamemnon is supposed to have lived.
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N 1 B 269 C 0 E Jan 11, 2019 F Jan 11, 2019
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Mourning Athena is an Athenian marble relief dated circa 460 BC. The relief was excavated from the Acropolis of Athens in 1888. It is on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

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N 24 B 910 C 1 E Dec 20, 2018 F Dec 25, 2018
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Knossos is the oldest city in Europe and the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on the island of Crete, settled in the
Neolithic period. The palace of Knossos was the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization. abandoned at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1380–1100 BC. The site has had a long history of human habitation, beginning with the founding of the first Neolithic settlement c. 7000 BC.

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N 15 B 527 C 0 E Feb 12, 2019 F Feb 13, 2019
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The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. During ancient times it was known also more properly as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the first Athenian king.

While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important present remains including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. The Parthenon and the other buildings were damaged seriously during the 1687 siege by the Venetians during the Morean War when gunpowder being stored in the Parthenon was hit by a cannonball and exploded.

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