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 (186)

Guizel J.c on July 2, 2012

Beautiful picture and building



Pom' Angers on July 2, 2012

YsL 12/47 ~ vale, pom'

Alexkarl on July 2, 2012

Very beautiful and interesting architecture, excellent shot. LIKE!!!

Best wishes Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on July 2, 2012

Hello Thanasis!

Very nice historical place, beautiful shot. I like it very much.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

Mehmet Güçlü on July 2, 2012

Super view and shot. An impressive architecture. Like & Favorite

Best wishes, OLYMPIST

Elakramine on July 2, 2012

Great shot, fantastic architecture !!!


Greetings, elakramine

Alexey Makhin on July 2, 2012

Beautiful Picture and Wonderful View!

With warm greetings from Russia, Alexey. L52+F15

Silvana Petkovic on July 2, 2012

Amazing architecture and place! I would to be here once a day!

Warm greetings with L!


eric-bretagne-29 on July 2, 2012

magnifique cher ami
amitiés eric

Omar Gobbi on July 2, 2012

beautiful place, very beautiful photographic work, <YS & LIKE>, for this beautiful shot, Greetings from Argentina, "Omar"

http://www.meispix.c… on July 2, 2012

That column alignment looks very photogenic. A superb capture of that architectural beauty. like.

Ray1900 on July 2, 2012

Mooi gebouw!! LIKE Bedankt voor uw bezoek.

Groet, Ray.

u.schmidlin on July 2, 2012

Nice old building, great shot


Eliseo.mc on July 2, 2012

Thanasis: magnífico grupo de columnas en el ágora ateniense.

LIKE 59.

Saludos de Eliseo.

EdwardTurJ on July 2, 2012

Interesting picture!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

ch' caf' on July 2, 2012

Attractive building! I like it! Cheers, Christian

Ivo Kindel on July 2, 2012

Wonderful scenery, great capture!


Greetings from Brazil

Alfre MM on July 2, 2012

Very good photo of a beautiful building, great view, great perspective.I like it. Best regards.

amadeus2050 on July 3, 2012

Beautiful historic building with great architecture. LIKE. Best regards.


Bach Quatre on July 3, 2012

Very beautiful photo. Nice view. Like.

Best wishes from Spain. Ernesto.

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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