You may not know this, but ancient Greek architecture used to be just concrete (no reinforcing steel bars like concrete usually has today).

You may not know this, but ancient Greek architecture used to be just concrete (no reinforcing steel bars like concrete usually has today).

The line of the Parthenon in this photograph brings the focus to the top center. The strongest lines are diagonal, but there are also strong vertical lines with the pillars.

The line of the Parthenon in this photograph brings the focus to the top center. The strongest lines are diagonal, but there are also strong vertical lines with the pillars.

The Temple of Neptune (c.460 BCE) is the best preserved of the three Doric temples in Paestum, Italy.

The Temple of Neptune (c.460 BCE) is the best preserved of the three Doric temples in Paestum, Italy.

The Acropolis of Athens (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρόπολις) is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great historic and architectural significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.  While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important…

The Acropolis of Athens (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρόπολις) is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great historic and architectural significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important…

Once, on the Acropolis of Athens ancient Greeks used to play board games. They used to roll the dice and play in the Parthenon, the great temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, protector of the ci...

Once, on the Acropolis of Athens ancient Greeks used to play board games. They used to roll the dice and play in the Parthenon, the great temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, protector of the ci...

Neoclassical statues of Socrates (ancient Greek philosopher) and Apollo in front of the Academy of Athens, Greece.

Neoclassical statues of Socrates (ancient Greek philosopher) and Apollo in front of the Academy of Athens, Greece.

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