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Intrigued by Ancient Greece?
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Part 1: Introduction to Athens Video Clip It was at the Acropolis in Athens that the seeds of modern civilization took root. Artistic freedom flourished and democracy, science, philosophy and individuality were born. Note: Content begins after 1 minute intro.
Part 2: The Guardian of Athens Video Clip
The goddess Athena was proclaimed the divine guardian of Athens. The Ancient Greeks built the Acropolis to worship her and other deities.
Part 4: Ancient Greek Rituals Video Clip
Every four years at the Acropolis the Ancient Athenians performed sacred rituals in honor of their gods. Humans as well as animals may have been sacrificed.
Part 6: The Birth of Democracy Video Clip
It was at the Athens city center of Agora that archaeologists discovered the remains of the successful democracy of the Ancient Greeks.
Part 7: The Birth of Theater Video Clip
At the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens awards have been discovered for the early comedies and tragedies that were performed by Ancient Greeks.
Part 8: The End of the Golden Age Video Clip
After the fall of democracy Athens was conquered by a series of enemies including Sparta and Rome. The monuments of the city were almost completely destroyed.
Part 9: Ravaging the Acropolis Video Clip
In addition to being plundered by enemies the ruins of Athens were robbed by the citizens themselves as well as art collectors and treasure hunters from around the world.
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