Neolithic humans lived in the caves pocking its slopes, and by around 1400 BCE a fortified palace was built atop the acropolis.
One temple on the acropolis bears cuts in its marble where the shields of slain enemies were displayed.
The acropolis Museum opened in Athens last weekend amid controversy that Greek officials did everything possible to stir up.
He looked up through the porthole and saw, perfectly framed, the acropolis.
By the end of the fifth century, the Parthenon and two other temples stood on the acropolis.
The acropolis museum, a building of recent date, contains an interesting and valuable collection of works of art found here.
But he entered the acropolis a conqueror,” says our Scribe; “he won the battle.
When his plans were all ready, he took possession of the acropolis by force.
Here we are,” he said cheerily, “and just as safe as though we were in the acropolis at Athens.
This, I take it, is the message of the acropolis to the Christian.