Among the important ruins situated upon the acropolis in Athens is the Erechtheion, a unique sanctuary dedicated to Athena Polias; Poseidon and Erechtheus were worshiped here.
This view shows the Porch of the Kayatids, which used female figures as architectural supports as columns. These figures are a representation of the “Maidens of Karyai,” an ancient town of Peloponnese. The structure dates to the 5th century BC.
Below is a close up view:
These maidens are actually replicas. The originals are encased in glass in the museum.
More to come. Click on image for higher resolution.