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
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).