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Parthenon Symposia: Parthenon Symposium On the Sacred Rock: the Athenian Acropolis from the Drawing

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most striking and complete ancient monumental complexes in existence, an architectural treasure that belongs not only to Greek patrimony but to worldwide cultural heritage. On Thursday, March 28, Dr. Theodora Moullou, archaeologist with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, will review efforts to document the Acropolis from 1975 until today, particularly the 3D recording of the Acropolis and its monuments through the long-term project that she led, Development of Geographical Information Systems on the Acropolis of Athens.

Dr. Moullou will discuss the motivation and aims of the €900,000 project, describing the techniques used for data acquisition and processing—both geodetic and photogrammetric—and presenting results and deliverables. Along the way, she will reflect on challenges as well as successes. Today the tremendous value of this project is apparent in the published and posted results (, and by the fact that the data have already been used in other research and restoration work on the Acropolis monuments and underlying rock.



The Parthenon
Centennial Park
Nashville, TN 37203