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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Effect of the Athenian Antiquities and Historical Sites on the Formation of the Official Architecture of the City

The unique archaeological and historical environment of Athens has been considered by Greek and foreign scholars as the major, decisive factor for the creation and urban development of the Greek capital in the nineteenth century – at least as regards the erection of its official buildings. This effect can further be ascertained, if it is related to the respective architectural activity in the other capitals of Classicism.