A walk in Athens - Stoa of Attalos

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The Stoa of Attalos is the archaeological site of Ancient Agora of Athens. Built around 150 BC by Attalos II, King of Pergamon, as stated in an inscription outside the colonnade, which survived and writes "ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΑΤΤΑΛΟΣ ΑΤΤΑΛΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΑΠΟΛΩΝΙΔΟΣ" was donated by Attalos to Athens and whose was the longest roofed edifice of an independent, also the largest in Greece in ancient times. The construction of the Lodge began in 159 BC and ended after 11 years, 138 BC. The restoration of the Stoa of Attalos was made in 1953-1956 by the American School of Classical Studies, to accommodate the Museum Market. It is a two storey building with 116 meters length and width of 19.4 meters. It is a building with Doric columns and Ionic and parts built in Pergamum. The Stoa of Attalos was, if not the first, one of the first and largest "shopping malls" (in the modern sense) in antiquity.

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Comments (188)

Avel-Breizh on August 20, 2013

Great building ans interesting description. L.

Greetings from Brittany, Eddie.

Ma Bel on August 25, 2013

Thank you for your visit. Very nice detail .. Regards .. Mabel.

Даниела Атанасова on September 5, 2013

Wonderful set from Athens! L

geotsak☺ on October 4, 2013

Πολύ καλή λήψη!!!

Αρέσει!!!

Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς, Γιώργος :)

Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on November 29, 2013

Beautiful place and picture L :-)

Christos Theodorou on November 29, 2013

Θαυμάσια προοπτική και πολύ όμορφος φωτισμός ! Φιλικά.

Thanasis Germanos on October 5, 2014

SAVE PANORAMIO URGENT : We can save Panoramio ! Signing the petition form we can keep our beloved Panoramio alive !!! We need minimum 10.000 signatures, but we can reach MUCH MORE ! URGENT : On peut sauver Panoramio ! Il existe une forme de petition pour ceux qui veulent que Panoramio reste ouvert. Nous avons besoin de 10.000 signatures, mais nous pouvons atteindre BEAUCOUP PLUS ! URGENTE : Assinando o formulário de petição há a eventualidade de se manter aberto o Panoramio ! Precisamos mínimos de 10.000 assinaturas, mas podemos atingir MUITO MAIS ! URGENTE : firma de la solicitud existe la posibilidad de mantener abierta Panoramio! Tenemos que partir de 10.000 firmas, pero podemos llegar MUCHO MÁS ! URGENTE : Possiamo salvare Panoramio! Firma la petizione possiamo mantenere nostro amato Panoramio vivo !!! Abbiamo bisogno di minimo 10.000 firme, ma possiamo raggiungere MOLTO DI PIÙ ! ΕΠΕΙΓΟΝ: Μπορούμε να σώσουμε το Panoramio ! Υπογράφοντας την σχετική αίτηση μπορούμε να κρατήσουμε το αγαπημένο μας Panoramio ζωντανό. Χρειαζόμαστε 10.000 υπογραφές, αλλά μπορούμε να έχουμε ΠΟΛΥ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΕΣ !

T.A. Schmid on October 19, 2014

L+F As always Thanasis, You provide me with a detailed history along with a Wonderful photograph! Thank You my Friend! I hope the threat of stopping Panoramio never crosses anyone's mind again, ever. Thomas

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  • Uploaded on June 30, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33
    • Taken on 2012/06/26 18:50:00

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