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Propylaea Restoration Project Completed

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The Ministry of Culture announced yesterday that the restoration project of Propylaea – the roof over the gateway to the Acropolis – has been completed.

After a seven-year project, all the scaffolding has been removed and now the visitor can admire the monument’s splendour.

The Propylaea were erected in 437-432 BC after the completion of the Parthenon, as part of the great Periklean building and were designed by the architect Mnesicles. A monument of the Doric order with few Ionic columns, Propylaea was a complex structure to conceive and assemble, and was clearly designed to make a lasting impression on the approaching visitor.
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