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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Inka Cze on June 30, 2012

Very interesting building and shot ! LIKE

Πάρα πολύ όμορφη εικόνα! Αρέσει (2) και αγαπημένη (1)! Χαιρετισμούς, Μπόμπαν

Leo W on June 30, 2012

excellent shot with endless deep,

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best wishes, Leo

Sergio “gillos” Teo on June 30, 2012

Grandiosa Atene like
Sergio

Franc. Paolo Gileno on June 30, 2012

Ciao Thanasis!! Sempre gradita la tua visita!! Imponente!! Foto straordinaria!!! Saluti amichevoli!!

PAOLO

stett3 on June 30, 2012

Fantastic architecture. Like Best regards, Michael

Pedro M on June 30, 2012

Very beautiful

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  • Greetings, Pedro M

zaferkck on June 30, 2012

Very beautiful photo and place

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Best wishes, Zafer

♥ Kama ♥ - NO VIEWS on June 30, 2012

Precious perspective for this imposing building, good photo, Like - by ♥ Kama ♥

Alina Sbitneva on June 30, 2012

Great heritage!

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Ed. Me. Mo. on June 30, 2012

Beautiful architecture, L+F, best greetings from Colombia, Claudia.

MAPP HUDRANS on June 30, 2012

Very nice architecture, beautiful photo, like :)

Best regards, Magdalena

joanloam on June 30, 2012

Wonderful set from Athens. Great job.

Kind regards

Joan

mauro1968 on June 30, 2012

Bellissima architettura, ottima la descrizione sottostante la foto, LIKE 90! Ciao ed una buona domenica, MAURO :-)

Passator Cortese PH on July 1, 2012

Very beautiful old architecture, composition and photo! Like 15!

Greetings from Italy, Francesco.

乾龍 on July 1, 2012

Spectacular architecture

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Best wishes from Taiwan

Qianlong

Thanh Nguyen Tran on July 1, 2012

Well-captured. Like Greetings, nguyentran

Raúl Acösta Madrid on July 1, 2012

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Muy buen punto de vista.

Saludos desde Chile.

Nyx Ning on July 1, 2012

美丽的建筑.宏伟的形象.喜欢.

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on July 1, 2012

Very well taken shot.

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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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