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Acropolis

Acropolis

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Published by Tamanna Pawar
greek architecture... a ppt on acropolis by ayushi jain of amity school of architecture and planning
greek architecture... a ppt on acropolis by ayushi jain of amity school of architecture and planning

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Published by: Tamanna Pawar on Oct 02, 2010
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ACROPOLIS
 
BRIEF
Acropolis
means "highest city" in Greek.
T
hese are the archaeological sites parched upon animpressive rock
Area: 86 sq. km
F
or purposes of defense, early people naturally choseelevated ground to build a new settlement, frequently a hillwith precipitous sides.
I
n many parts of the world, these earlyacropolisbecamethe nuclei of large cities, which grew up on the surroundinglower ground, such as modern
R
ome.
T
he
acropolis
,Greekin origin, associated primarily withtheGreekcitiesAthens,Argos,
T
hebes, andCorinth.
 
T
he most famous example is theAcropolis of Athens,
[2]
which, by reason of its historical associationsand the several famous buildings erected upon it (mostnotably theParthenon), is known without qualificationas
the A
cropolis
.
Although originating in the mainland of Greece, use of the acropolis model quickly spread to Greek coloniessuch as theDorianLatoonCreteduring theArchaic Period.
T
he term
acropolis
is also used to describe the centralcomplex of overlapping structures, such as plazas andpyramids, in manyMayancities,including
T
ikalandCopán.

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