In this modern age of prefabricated buildings, when structures can be thrown up, higher than anyone in ancient Greece could ever have imagined, one wonders what the builders of the Acropolis (or the Coliseum in Rome – or any of a hundred other ancient structures) might make of our present cities. As amazing as our new skyscrapers may be, one has to wonder too, just how many of them will still be standing 200 years from now – let alone in 300 years!
Certainly none will be able to match the longevity of the 2500 year old Acropolis, which, if not for the explosion which all but destroyed it in 1687 might still be standing in all its former glory.
Image: Acropolis Columns, Jim Lesses
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