Dr. Alex Lesk
The British Museum
The Acropolis Museum
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The Temple of Athena Nike on
the Acropolis is the subject
of a major reconstruction
and historical perspective
from antiquity to the
The Thymele of Epidaurus.
Famous the for its theatre
and the healing sanctuary
Welcome to the world of Greek culture, architecture
and archaeology. This website is focused on the little
sister of the Parthenon, the most important temple
of the Athenian Acropolis - the Erechtheion.
Part of the world heritage monument at the Acropolis
in Athens, the Erechtheion is a Classical Greek Temple
with many unusual façades.
The Parthenon, the Propylaea and perhaps the Tholos at
Delphi, are better known, so the Erechtheion has been
somewhat overshadowed in celebrity building terms.
Our website is dedicated to gaining a greater understanding
of this enigmatic 5th century Athenian Temple.
Using 3D modelling to reconstruct the building from accredited
and detailed information, we can see what it looked like and
how it dominated the city of Athens.
Our eventual aim is to produce the best quality programme
material for eventual broadcast (worldwide) to raise the
profile and status of this intriguing and contradictory building.
Presenter & archaeologist Alexandra Lesk PhD, has a passion
for this building and its history. Her work, including her thesis
‘A Diachronic Examination of the Erechtheion’ forces a
reconsideration of the construction, function and after-life
of the temple and throws open debate that could shake
established notions to the core.
Alex Thesis is now available online and you can download
either the 'text' - or full version document.
See the Dr Alex Lesk menu (left).