Caryatids at the Erechtheion
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Caryatids at the Erechtheion

The Erechtheion And Its Caryatids Are More Lovely Than The Parthenon

When I visited Greece, of course I saw the Parthenon, and it was definitely spectacular. But what was even better was the Erechtheion, just across from the Parthenon.
The Erechtheion, to me, is more stunning than the Parthenon because of its caryatids. The dictionary definition of a caryatid is a 'stone carving of a draped female figure, used as a pillar to support the entablature of a Greek or Greek-style building.' And they look magnificent, more so than the columns of the Parthenon.
Caryatids at the Erechtheion
Caryatids at the Erechtheion
Caryatids
Caryatids
“These noble statues are more beautiful than columns.”
The Parthenon
The Parthenon
A caryatid at the Erechtheion
A caryatid at the Erechtheion
The Erechtheion
The Erechtheion
Caryatids
Caryatids

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