Assos, Turkey
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    Modern concrete column sections were used in a reconstruction of the temple in the 1980s, but the concrete is eroding faster than the original stone. (Photo by Haldun Aydıngün) Reconstructed columns at the Temple of AthenaFrom the theater, the view extends over the Aegean to the island of Lesbos. (Photo by Mark Rose)View to the south from the acropolis overlooking the agora and theater (center), and harbor (left) (Photo by Haldun Aydıngün)
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  • About the Project


    Assos, Turkey

    The Temple of Athena at Assos is a magnet for tourists from all over the world and a key monument for our understanding of Greek temple architecture. The goal of this project is to make the acropolis of Assos more attractive and more informative to the visitor, while guaranteeing appropriate conservation of the ruin. Moreover, it will provide a basis for further investigations of the area around the temple and the entire acropolis.

Modern concrete column sections were used in a reconstruction of the temple in the 1980s, but the concrete is eroding faster than the original stone. (Photo by Haldun Aydıngün) Reconstructed columns at the Temple of Athena From the theater, the view extends over the Aegean to the island of Lesbos. (Photo by Mark Rose) View to the south from the acropolis overlooking the agora and theater (center), and harbor (left) (Photo by Haldun Aydıngün) Conservators working to restore the temple columns One of the temple columns during the restoration process A conservator shapes a block to be used in the rebuilding of the Temple of Athena Conservators carving a stone block for the Temple of Athena Conservators at work on the columns

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