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 (189)

Dušan Railfan on July 5, 2012

Like85!

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

ocramnano on July 5, 2012

A very famous edifice.Like.Best regards.

abigador panoramio on July 5, 2012

Greatest shot of a wonderful place. LIKE. Best wishes.

Elemér NO VIEWS on July 5, 2012

Beautiful photo composed well! L

Elemér

Imre Lakat on July 5, 2012

Very good picture !

Beautiful colours , and composition !

Like !

You have a nice day !

Best regards , Imre Lakat

ZUU on July 6, 2012

Very nice and beautiful photo

LIKE!

Greetings from Japan

Stella Trantallidou … on July 6, 2012

Eξαιρετική φωτο!!!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Χαιρετισμούς,ΣΤΕΛΛΑ.

Slavа on July 6, 2012

Very nice picture, excellent architecture. LIKE

Best wishes Slava

senmax on July 6, 2012

Very nice. Like.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on July 6, 2012

Great perspective and interesting Stoa of Attalos. Nice explanation.Like 95.Have a nice weekend, Canpao

Jul@ on July 8, 2012

Great angle of this building and interesting story.I like.

LK-97,F-24

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Fito Rojas on July 8, 2012

Very nice picture. LIKE. Regards. Fito

Vitaliy Sobutskyy on July 8, 2012

Το όνειρό μου είναι να φτάσετε στην Αθήνα.Χαιρετίσματα από την Ουκρανία!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judit Losonciné Zana on July 9, 2012

Dear Thanasis very good compositio.

I very liked*!

Thanks for your kind visit, and kind praise.

Best wishes, Judit

Vladan Stamenic on July 9, 2012

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Igor Fedotenkov on July 9, 2012

Interesting building! L100!

Ser- Grey on July 9, 2012

Wonderful composition,

Like101!

Greetings from Ukraine, Serge

rosemeri cholbi nasc… on July 10, 2012

Great esthetics.

leo1383 on July 10, 2012

Like,Interesting building,nice picture,greetings Leo

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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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