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Location: Greece         Length: 12 min

The Acropolis of Athens has been a special place to people there for thousands of years. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a special place in our time for people everywhere. On its top and flanks rest monuments to some of the most significant events and personages in the history of the Western world. For good reason, it is one of the most photographed and visited places on the planet. This video explores the history of the Acropolis, from Neolithic times through the Classical Period to the present.

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Copyright 1991 by Educational Video Network

Written and photographed by Kenneth and Marjorie Russell

Narrated by Thomas F. Soare, Ph.D.

"The Acropolis" is available for purchase in TAC Marketplace.

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