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 (191)

Itallica on September 27, 2012

Nice perspective.

Cheers, tery

Carlos Kist on October 19, 2012

Wonderful shot and building,Like 146 +YS 33.Best wishes.Carlos

Pepino on October 20, 2012

very nice perspective shot, big like 147, greetings, pepino

Javier Mañana on October 21, 2012

Muy buena foto, gracias por compartir. - Saludos desde Uruguay, Javier.

Francisco “Francisco… on October 21, 2012

Beautiful shot IKE

Best greetings from Spain,Francisco

andrew brown on October 27, 2012

Very well composed photo!
Best wishes, András

Lương Cao Dũng on November 3, 2012

Very beautiful photo and view! Like!

jejim120 on November 4, 2012

This is a really very impressive structure of ancient Greece. Like

Eduardosco Chavez on November 5, 2012

Bonita foto


Joan Felip on November 6, 2012

Very interesting building and shot.


Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on November 7, 2012

Very nice photo and perfect view from this building. ♣ L, All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Nenad Obradovic on November 8, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

<Naklaj21> on November 11, 2012

very interesting photo!


best regards : )

Rikimer on November 13, 2012

Also a Stoic would be delighted to see such a fine view of this beautiful architecture, dear Thanasos! Like 157 + YS 36! Best wishes, Willi

carmine antonio on November 13, 2012

LIKE. Saluti Cordiali da Carmine Antonio.

Erol Barutçugil on November 13, 2012

Great frame,impressive composition and perspective. Like. Greetings.Erol

FPG24E on December 2, 2012

Beautiful image. I like.


warabi hatogaya on December 21, 2012

Τεράστια υπέροχη αρχιτεκτονική. Καλά Χριστούγεννα!LK161

Juan Emilio on December 31, 2012

Beautiful photo, like and my best wishes for an excellent new year 2013

febrok korbef on January 15, 2013

Gorgeous photo, this is an incredibly beautiful place. Y & L

Greetings febrok

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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