Greek Acroterion

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James Blake Wiener
published on 31 August 2017

An ancient Greek acroterion (akroteria) or architectural ornament made of limestone, which was placed on a flat base and positioned at the top of a building constructed in the classical style. Greece, c. 250 BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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