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Temple  of Athena Nike

Athens’ Acropolis, Greece

420 BCE

Stylobate: 8.27 m x 5.64 m; height: ca. 4 m.

The Temple of Athena Nike was named after the Greek goddess, Athena Nike. The temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It was a prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. In contrast to the Acropolis proper, a walled sanctuary entered through the Propylaea, the Victory Sanctuary was open, entered from the Propylaea’s southwest wing and from a narrow stair on the north. The sheer walls of its bastion were protected on the north, west, and south by the Nike Parapet, named for its frieze of Nikai celebrating victory and sacrificing to their patroness, Athena Nike.

Nike means victory in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, as goddess of victory in war and wisdom. The citizens worshipped the goddess in hope of a successful outcome in the long Peloponnesian War fought on land and sea against the Spartans and their allies.

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Door(s)  of Prosfygika , a complex of buildings in Ambelokipi built in the 1930s to accommodate Greeks who left Turkey as part of the 1923 population exchange.
Today, Prosfygika provides housing not only for some 30 descendants of its original residents, but a wide range of low-income Athenians, squatters and immigrants waiting to move to more northern parts of Europe for work.

Πόρτα στα Προσφυγικά, ένα συγκρότημα κτιρίων στους Αμπελόκηπους χτίστηκε το 1930 για να φιλοξενήσει τους Έλληνες που εγκατέλειψαν την Τουρκία ως μέρος της ανταλλαγής πληθυσμών του 1923.
Σήμερα, τα Προσφυγικά παρέχουν στέγαση, όχι μόνο για περίπου 30 απογόνους των αρχικών τους κατοίκων, αλλά και σε ένα ευρύ φάσμα Αθηναίων με χαμηλό εισόδημα, καταληψίες και οι μετανάστες που περιμένουν να μετακινηθούν σε πιο βόρειες περιοχές της Ευρώπης για το έργο