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Model of the city of Athens, Acropolis Museum in Athens.The city of Athens was founded in the Neolithic period. It was founded on the hill, known as the Acropolis, because hills can be most readily fortified. The pick of the rock of the Acropolis was quite flat, which makes it easy to build on.  In the beginning they put religious structure on the Acropolis.  The city begins to grow over time around the rock of the Acropolis and around 6th century BC, the market palce "Agora"  was founded.

Model of the ancient city of Athens, Museum of Athens

View of Mykenae and its acropolis in the Late Bronze Age, around 1300 BC.  Reconstruction based on a photo from the so-called Treasury of Atreus and excavation plans.

Mycenae of Agamemnon in the Time of the Trojan War, century BC @ Bible Illustrations, Biblical Sermon Illustrations, Christian Pictures

Acropolis and the city of Athens might have looked like soon after the renovation by Pericles circa 431 BCE.

Acropolis and the city of Athens might have looked like soon after the renovation by Pericles circa 431 BCE.

Ancient Greek Civilization - Αρχαία Ελλάς Θυσίες και προσφορές στον ναό της Αρτέμιδος - Έφεσσος - Ιωνία Μικράς Ασίας - αναπαράσταση  Ephessos - Ionia - minor Asia - Special offerings to the Goddess Artemis

The Temple of Misfortune (Original) (Signed) art by Roger Payne at The Illustration Art Gallery

Site Plan of the Athenian Agora

The Agora of Athens was the center of the ancient city: a large, open square where the citizens could assemble for a wide variety of purposes.

Himilco, a Carthaginian navigator and explorer, lived during the height of Carthaginian power, the 5th century BC. Himilco is the first known explorer from the Mediterranean Sea to reach the northwestern shores of Europe.

Himilco, a Carthaginian navigator and explorer, lived during the height of Carthaginian power, the century BC. Himilco is the first known explorer from the Mediterranean Sea to reach the northwestern shores of Europe.

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