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tourists visiting the Erechtheion in Athens
July 2, 2016

Timeless Temple

People mill around the Erechtheion, a temple to Athena erected in 421–406 B.C., which occupies the most sacred ground on Athens’s Acropolis. Ancient Greeks held festivals, sacrifices, games, and religious processions at the site; today it’s a magnet for tourists.

See more pictures from the July 2016 feature story "How the Greeks Changed the Idea of the Afterlife."

Photograph by Vincent J. Musi, Archaeological Site of the Acropolis, Athens

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