View of the Parthenon from the Propylaea, Athens, 1805, Simone Pomardi; sepia. The Packard Humanities Institute

The Acropolis of Athens: The Untold Story



The Athenian Acropolis annually attracts millions of tourists to marvel at this icon of the ancient past. Yet in privileging the monuments of classical antiquity, entire eras of historical memory have been erased. Historian Thomas Gallant tells the post-antiquity story of the Acropolis and its enduring symbolism for Greek identity in the modern era. Free; a ticket is required.

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