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 (188)

Pantelis65 on March 2, 2013

Πολύ όμορφη λήψη. Α+Α, χαιρετισμούς και καλό βράδυ Παντελής.

Alla Saed on March 12, 2013

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء ميلود سعيد من ليبيا like

Sergio Bagna No View… on March 13, 2013

Excellent play of lines. Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

Spaniel 33 on March 15, 2013

Nice! like! Best wishes, Spaniel.

J. Radtke on March 17, 2013

gut gemacht!!! LIKE

C haydeé on March 26, 2013

¡Hermosa perspectiva!


Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

minka1991 on April 1, 2013

Schönes Architekturfoto ...Like 172...Gruß Heinz

makis-GREECE ® on April 1, 2013

Εξαιρετική αποτύπωση!



Rositsa Mitkova on April 22, 2013

WONDERFUL place & photo * LIKE * Greetings , Rosi

volnat on April 22, 2013

Excellent picture! LIKE! Best regards, Volnat

Lunaris on April 22, 2013

Hello Thanasis.Wonderful perspective and great shot,,like,friendly greetings Lunaris

relic_hunter25 on April 28, 2013

Nice shot...........like it!!

‫رافت توفيق‬‎ on April 29, 2013

Great composition of this beautiful building

F. Zaman on May 1, 2013

Thanasis Germanos,excellent details,like

Ирина Лапис on May 21, 2013

great shot L+F

Nicola Cangioli on May 26, 2013

Beautiful architecture and nice perspective.

romulus111 on June 2, 2013

Ciekawa architektonicznie budowla Ma swoją starożytną historię Dobrze pokazana like Greetings from Poland Romulus

СаНЯ on June 27, 2013

Grandios construction ! LIKE ! Best wishes from Moscow !

Kent Hunt on August 3, 2013

This is a very nice series. I enjoyed it! LIKE



Luisa Gila Merino on August 18, 2013

Grandiosa construcción de la antigua Grecia.


Saludos cordiales Thanasis.


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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