Athens by Coral Davenport Jane Foster

By Coral Davenport Jane Foster

Путеводитель по Афинам из серии Eyewitness trip best 10 (на английском языке). Это красочное издание станет вашим незаменимым помощником при посещении греческой столицы. В брошюре представлена краткая информация о 10 самых известных достопримечательностях одного из древнейших городов мира, сведения об архитектурных памятниках, археологических раскопках, музеях, сведения о знаменитых философах и писателях Греции, историчесих событиях и городских легендах, а также о популярных ресторанах, магазинах, культурных событиях, национальных греческих блюдах и т.п. Кроме того, в путеводителе есть необходимая каждому туристу информация: адреса гостиниц и кемпингов, сведения о местах общественного питания и транспорте, советы по посещению магазинов и финансовых учерждений, а также краткий разговорник.

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Spectacular views directly across to the temples of the Acropolis or to Piraeus and the coast. ) Areopagos This high, slippery rock jutting over the Agora is where, for centuries, Athens’ ruling council met. Athens’ Top 10 Watch the glittering nighttime cityscape from Orizontes on Lykavittos Hill. ) Adrianou, Monastiraki Sit in one of the many outdoor cafés lining this street for a ring-side view of the ancient marketplace. ) Pil Poule A romantic restaurant (see p84) that’s perfect for a view of the Acropolis by moonlight.

Theorem, discovered by the philosopher and mathematician Democracy Pythagoras (582–500 BC) was a Demokratia (“power to the major scientific breakthrough, people”) as a form of government which led to extraordinary was first introduced in Athens advances in mathematics, under Cleisthenes (570–507 BC). geometry and astronomy. 40 Hippocratic Oath Archimedes’ Athens’ Top 10 Attributed to the Screw founding father of mediThe Syracusan-born cine, the Greek physician Greek mathematician Hippocrates (460–377 BC), Archimedes (287–212 this oath prohibits docBC) invented an ingenious tors from performing water pump, which became abortions, euthanasia or known as Archimedes’ unnecessary surgery, screw.

7 5 6 Key Upper Floor Lower Floor Icon of Archangel Michael Set in a glowing field of gold, this 14th-century icon (left) from Constantinople depicts the Archangel with a sceptre and an orb, symbolic of the terrestrial world. 28 Manuscript Collection The highlight of this collection is a 14thcentury imperial document (below) issued by Emperor Andronicus Mosaic icon of the Virgin (The Episkepsis) This 13th Century mosaic (right) shows the Virgin and Child, with a gold background symbolising divine light.

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