At the Acropolis Museum, Athens

Virtually explore the Acropolis Museum with Smarthistory as your guide

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Kritios Boy
Kritios Boy

Following war with the Persians, this highly naturalistic sculpture was buried out of respect.

<em>Peplos Kore</em>
Peplos Kore

What’s in a name? Discover whether this ancient Greek offering is an idealized young woman or a goddess.

<em>Nike Adjusting Her Sandal</em>, Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Athens
Nike Adjusting Her Sandal, Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Athens

Compare this off-balance image of the goddess of victory to earlier classical sculpture.