Erechtheion Roof Detail

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Mark Cartwright
published on 19 November 2014
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The roof of the porch of the Erechtheion with an apertuture through which it was believed Zeus struck down Erechtheus with a thunderbolt (in revenge for killing Poseidon’s son Eumolpos). 421-406 BCE.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, November 19). Erechtheion Roof Detail. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Erechtheion Roof Detail." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 19, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Erechtheion Roof Detail." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Nov 2014. Web. 25 Jul 2021.