Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis at Athens. A caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. One of those original six figures, removed by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century, is now in the British Museum in London. The Acropolis Museum holds the other five figures, which are replaced onsite by replicas.

Athens - setting of "Timon of Athens" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Karyitides. My sister looked just like them.

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Temple of Olympian Zeus - Athens, Greece. The use of columns in Greek architecture has been traced back to the origins of their time.

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The Caryatides  on the Acropolis hill, set against the Athenian sunset. #Athens #Greece

Sunset Acropolis, Athens, Greece Super excited for our cruise this summer to Greece. For sure on the bucket list

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus, amphitheater on the slopes of the Acropolis, Athens Greece 2009

The Parthenon construction was finished in 432 BC and dedicated to the goddess Athena.

porch of the caryatids, parthenon, athens, greece. These are modern copies and the originals are in the Parthenon museum. On the Temple of Erechtheion.

The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

Parthenon Photograph by J-C & D. Pratt/Photo Library The Acropolis, built in the century B. to glorify Greece is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.