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The Erechtheion B.C.E.
The Construction Designed by Philokes Constructed during B.C.E. Located on the Acropolis in Athens Considered an Ionic masterpiece Erechtheion Site Plan
Site Significance The Erechtheion temple sits on a mythical site According to the Legend, a contest between Athena and Poseidon was held to claim Athens in which Poseidon caused salt water to spring at the site. Athena won the contest by making an olive tree to sprout The olive tree still stands! Statue of Poseidon Statute of Athena
Erechtheion Highlights Built on a sloping site and accommodates to it Separate porticos with different sized columns The Porch of the Maidens Erechtheion Elevation View
The Porch of the Maidens Located on the southern portion of the Erechtheion Statues of women are used instead of the typical Ionic column Columns are referred to as caryatids after beautiful, captive women of Caria Original caryatids in a Greek Museum Stolen caryatid in the British Museum Cast mold caryatids stand in place of the originals