A view of Athens showing the Philopappu (Philopappos) monument
The image shows a beautiful view of the city of Athens from a vantage point on the Acropolis. The modern buildings are on the left and the Aegean Sea surrounding a mountain is at the far end.
The hill on the right with a lot of greenery is known as the Philopappos hill. At the top of this hill is a monument built to honor Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos, a Roman consul and senator who is believed to be a great benefactor of Athens. After Philopappos died in 116 CE, the Athenians built this monument to show their gratitude, and it was completed in 119 CE.
Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece
Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization
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