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    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
    • Cradle of World Civilization: Athens Unveils Its Myths
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    As the myth has it, the city’s first king Cecrops, a half-man half-snake, had to choose the patron god for the city.

    Above: The Athens Acropolis is seen behind a branch of a blooming tree on February 27, 2010. The buildings which dominate the Acropolis - including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea and the temple of Athena Nike - were built in the fifth century BC, during the golden age of Athenian democracy.

    Sputnik continues its world cities' tour. After Pyongyang, Shanghai and Tehran we invite you to the Greek capital. The history of Athens, the cradle of the modern Western civilization, goes back to 15th century BC and is steeped in legends and glory.

    Sputnik continues its world cities' tour. After Pyongyang, Shanghai and Tehran we invite you to the Greek capital. The history of Athens, the cradle of the modern Western civilization, goes back to 15th century BC and is steeped in legends and glory.

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