An acropolis is an area of high ground.
In ancient Greece, many cities were built around an acropolis. It was
easier to defend high ground than it was low ground. They could see
the enemy coming and take shelter in the buildings built high above
The most famous acropolis in ancient
Greece is probably the one in ancient Athens. The acropolis in Athens
is so famous that it is usually capitalized, like a proper name, and
referred to simply as "The Acropolis." But there was an
acropolis in every Greek city-state, sometime more than
The Parthenon is built on The Acropolis
(in Athens.). It was built by Pericles
around 2,400 years ago!
The Acropolis (British Museum)
Acropolis and Parthenon in 3D
Parthenon (with pictures)
Parthenon (click on footprint,
then use your arrow keys to move around)
a Temple challenge
is the word acropolis capitalized?