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Greece-0120 - Caryatids

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The Caryatids (all are different) on the south porch of the Erechtheion (420 BC), Athens, Greece


A caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature (moldings and bands which lie horizontally above columns) on her head.


The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.

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Taken on October 2, 2005