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 (187)

Bach Quatre on July 3, 2012

Very beautiful photo. Nice view. Like.

Best wishes from Spain. Ernesto.

Martin (WPF) on July 3, 2012

Superb perspective, excellent capture!

L & Ys

Greetings, Martin

行者无路 on July 3, 2012

非常好的拍摄 !!! Very nice shot !!!

好照片 , 我喜欢 !!! Great photos, I like !!!

感谢分享 !!! Thanks you for sharing !!!

Best greetings from China !行者无路

Maziyar Heydari on July 3, 2012

Great & Amazing Place LIKE

Mel Figueroa on July 3, 2012

Muy bonita hermoso patrimonio me gusta

  • L 70 + F 19

Saludos, Mel

Stefan 100yanov on July 3, 2012

Excellent composition and info! Like 71! Greetings, Stefan

odeveld on July 3, 2012

A nice angle of this fantastic building! L! With friendly greetings, Odeveld

jfrezende on July 3, 2012

bela arquitetura, bonita foto!



sziaa on July 3, 2012

Very nice photo!


greetings: sziaa

khoi tranduc on July 3, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Regine P. on July 3, 2012

gute Perspektive! Like! Regine

Jurgis Karnavicius on July 3, 2012

Nicely captured, Like! Greetings, Jurgis

normand richard on July 3, 2012

very impressive building. nice capture.

Salutation du Québec et ♥

giselaplewe on July 4, 2012

Wie schön diese vielen Säulen sind. L gisela

Estupendo lugar, buena profundidad, me gusta!! like 81

Ángel González Quesa… on July 5, 2012

Hola amigo Thanasis, excelente fotografía, una gran perspectiva. Like y favorita.

Agradecido por la visita y agradable comentario a mis fotos.

Saludos y mis mejores deseos desde Mallorca, Ángel.

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on July 5, 2012

Çok güzel çekim açısı.Harika tarihi eser.LIKE.Selamlar

*natalia* on July 5, 2012

wonderful download! wonderful picture! greetings and wishes!LIKE 84*

Dušan Railfan on July 5, 2012


Premysl on July 5, 2012

A beautiful building. One of many examples of cultural maturity of ancient Greece. YSL(22/86)

I have carefully read the additional information. Thank you for the insertion of this one. Greetings, Přemysl

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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