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The Acropolis of Athens V1

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Team Pax Romana Presents our first major build - The Acropolis of Athens as it would of appeared at its height during the second century A.D.

For our version of the Acropolis we decided to make it in its full vibrant glory after we saw just how amazing it looked in assassins creed odyssey and that a colorful acropolis has never been done before on minecraft. We decided that we would use any of the AC Odyssey details that do not conflict with what is presently known about the acropolis as it would of been unrealistic for everything to be left as plain white marble.

Special Thanks to Endex for landscaping the acropolis for us and making this project possible
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Currently as of the time of this posting we have completed phase one of the project with the entire top portion of the acropolis being complete and now were moving down the southern slope

Team Builders

hherlev www.planetminecraft.com/project/imperial-city-of-ancient-rome/
J8054 www.planetminecraft.com/project/ac-origins-theatre-of-alexandria/
Endex www.planetminecraft.com/project/gta-v-in-minecraft-12288x12288-blocks-massive-project/
shimoto www.planetminecraft.com/project/roman-city---augusta-trevorum/
pharoahcrab www.planetminecraft.com/project/idgypt-elizandria/


history write up by J8054

The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most famous ancient archaeological sites in the world. Located on a limestone hill high above Athens, Greece, the Acropolis has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Over the centuries, the Acropolis was many things: a home to kings, a citadel, a mythical home of the gods, a religious center and a tourist attraction. It has withstood bombardment, massive earthquakes and vandalism yet still stands as a reminder of the rich history of Greece.

The Acropolis’ flat top is the result of thousands of years of construction beginning as far back as the Bronze Age.

There’s no recorded history of what happened at the Acropolis before the Mycenaeans cultivated it during the end of the Bronze Age. Historians believe the Mycenaeans built a massive compound surrounded by a great wall (almost 15 feet thick and 20 feet high) on top of the Acropolis to house the local ruler and his household.

Years later, the Athenians built a Doric temple made of limestone, known as Bluebeard Temple, on the northeast side of the hill in honor of the goddess Athena in the sixth century B.C. It was named after a sculpture which adorned the building that depicted a man-serpent with three blue beards.


Another temple dedicated to Athena was also erected in the same century, as was a shrine to Artemis Brauronia, the goddess of expectant mothers.

During the Greek Dark Ages (800 B.C. to 480. B.C.), the Acropolis remained largely intact. Many religious festivals were held there, and the artifacts of the time reflected the grandeur of ancient Athens.

Around 490 B.C., the Athenians started building a majestic marble temple known as the Old Parthenon. By that time, the Bluebeard Temple had been demolished by the Persians.

In 480 B.C., the Persians attacked again and burned, leveled and looted the Old Parthenon and almost every other structure at the Acropolis. To prevent further losses, the Athenians buried the remaining sculptures inside natural caves and built two new fortifications, one of the rock’s north side and one on its south.

If the Acropolis was impressive during the Mycenaean Civilization, it was nothing short of spectacular during the Golden Age of Athens (460 B.C. to 430 B.C.) under the rule of Pericles when Athens was at its cultural peak. Determined to bring the Acropolis to a level of splendor not seen before, Pericles initiated a massive building project which lasted 50 years. Under his direction, two well-known architects, Callicrates and Ictinus, and renowned sculptor Phidias helped plan and execute the Pericles’ plan. Pericles didn’t live long enough to see his entire Acropolis vision come true, but temple builders and architects continued working until they completed the project. The southern and northern walls were rebuilt and some of the most iconic structures in the world were constructed such as: The Parthenon: An enormous Doric-style temple which remains the star attraction of the Acropolis. It featured ornate sculptures and housed a spectacular statue of the goddess Athena. The Propylaea: A monumental entryway to the Acropolis which included a central building and two wings, one of which was covered with elaborately painted panels. The Temple of Athena Nike: A small Ionic-style temple located to the right of the Propylaea built as a shrine to Athena Nike. The Erechtheion: A sacred Ionic temple made of marble which honored Athena and several other gods and heroes. It’s best known for its porch supported by six Caryatid maiden statues. The Statue of Athena Promachos: A gigantic (almost 30 feet tall) bronze statue of Athena which stood next to the Propylaea. The Acropolis saw few changes after Sparta won the Peloponnesian War, although a minor temple honoring Caesar Augustus and Rome was built in 27 B.C.

Please enjoy and hope it inspires some more greek builds,
Creditteam pax romana -hherlev-J8054-Endex landscaping -Shimoto-Pharoahcrab, Ubisoft,Asassinscreed Oydssey,Ancient Athens 3d.com,david rhinehold models,Altair 4,,following hadrian.com,erectheion.co,various producers of acropolis floorplans
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05/29/2019 11:40 am
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ArchiGa
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Did you build the open theater?
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05/29/2019 9:08 pm
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theannihilator2
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that was hherlev and j8054 marvelous work on the theater of dionysus
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05/28/2019 5:04 am
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Drakelx555
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Oh hey finally an Acropolis that I can actually call a worthy adversary. I love the detail and the colors though I must point out that a lot of it looks vastly out of scale. The Herodium for example looks absolutely MASSIVE next to the Acropolis. I think your build really brings out the glory of the Acropolis while mine tries to remain more historically accurate. Overall still excellent though
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05/29/2019 9:14 pm
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theannihilator2
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thanks but yeah we had a issue late in development that forced us to make some scaling adjustments in order to keep the project alive but otherwise the heriodum is 1:1 scale and doesnt look as massive from other angles
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05/27/2019 5:45 pm
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AlonzoInYourMomzo
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Reminds me of the old country, well done
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