Friday, August 16, 2013

The Acropolis

Today we went to the Acropolis. We saw tons of amazing things. This is how the day started. 

First we all got up at around 8:00am. We wanted to walk up to the acropolis before it got really, really hot. We ate breakfast kinda slow - everyone was tired. Outside it was very nice. It wasn't too hot or to cold. We all enjoyed the walk to the Acropolis. 

When we did make it to the Acropolis we already had our tickets so we could skip the line. Yea!

Next we started to walk up the Acropolis. We got to see lot of neat stuff that were still in good shape after a long time under ground or up above the dirt. We had a great time walking up the big hill. we got to see an old theater and lots of old stones. 

Finally we got up to the top of the Acropolis. It was an amazing view of the whole town. The Parthenon is under constant "constructon." It is under construction because they are still finding new treasure and makeing constant repairs. It is so amazing to think that there is still hidden secrets in this town that are waiting to be discovered. 

Fact about the Parthenon : 
The name Parthenon refers to the worship of Athena, the goddess and patroness of the city of Athens.
One of the most popular historical structures in the world is the Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece. This temple was dedicated to Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. 
Construction of the Parthenon started in 447 BCE and was completed in 438 BCE but decorations of the temple continued until 432 BC.
The Parthenon is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece and is regarded as one of the greatest cultural monuments in the world.

On are way to see the " Old Temple " of Athena I got to pet a cat. The cat started to lick me on my hand. She had a rough little tongue. She was so cute. 

We got to the "Old Temple" of Athena. It was halfway destroyed. 
Then we started to go down to go home.

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