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 Athenian Temple.
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
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.