The Designs of the Athenian Acropolis and Chartres Cathedral

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The Designs of the Athenian Acropolis and Chartres Cathedral
The Acropolis complex in Athens, Greece and Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France, are both prime examples of religious institution designs that embody the elements important to their respective time periods. Historically speaking, the Acropolis was constructed on the highest hill in Athens between 447 and 432 BCE (Before Common Era), during the High Classical period of Greek art and architecture (
Stokstad
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Cothren
128-129). The Acropolis, or high city, was the site of several sacred temples for the Athenians, including the most well-known, that of the Parthenon. The Parthenon and the other religious sites built on the Acropolis were designed as worship centers...
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