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The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by the ancient Greeks to the world. In the second half of the fifth century BC, Athens, following his victory over the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took ascendancy over other city-states of the ancient world. During this period, while the art and thought flourished, an exceptional group of artists put out the ambitious plans of Pericles, the Athenian statesman, and transformed under the guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, the rocky hill a unique monument of mind and the arts. The main monuments were built during that time: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple of Athena Nike.

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