Erechtheion

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Jewel of the Acropolis and masterpiece of Ionic art (406 BC), the Erechtheion served various cults before becoming a church, a palace, a harem and then a military magazine. The famous Porch of the Kores is named "Porch of the Caryatids" because six statues of young women, in a noble stance and clad in tunics with parallel folds, support its architrave. The eastern porch leads to the sanctuary that housed the oldest statue of Athena. The western façade was modified during the Roman era.

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