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The fauna and flora on Akropolis of Athens

  1. 1. The Acropolis of Athens
  2. 2. <ul><li>In the area called Acropolis there are 5 locations important for their fauna & flora : </li></ul><ul><li>The t emple of Olympian Zeus </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The theatre of Herodes Atticus </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Theatre of Dionysous </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Pnika </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Ancient Agora </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Acropolis was built at the 5 th b.c. century by Iktinos and Kallikratis (ancient Greek architects). </li></ul><ul><li>At first it was used as a temple dedicated to Olympic Gods and later as a Christian temple. </li></ul><ul><li>Today Acropolis is world heritage monument included in the UNESCO list. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Acropolis’ fauna & flora The area of Acropolis has a wide variety of species of fauna & flora (500sp).
  9. 9. Fauna <ul><li>Koukouvagia =Owl (Athene noctua) </li></ul><ul><li>The owl from ancient times live on the Acropolis. Is the symbol of the goddess Athena and synonymous with wisdom, science and wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) </li></ul><ul><li>House Martin (Delichon urbica) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Hoopoe (Upupa ep ο ps) </li></ul>Jackdaw (Pica pica) Goldfinch(Carduelis carduelis)
  11. 11. Flora <ul><ul><li>Micromeria acropolitana </li></ul></ul>A small pink flower, only 5 to 20 cm tall, is a rare plant missing from the world flora since 1908. In 2006 scientists traced it at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens. Micromeria acropolitana is a flower unique in the world and it’s appearing only in acropoli’s area.
  12. 12. Akanthos ( Acanthus spinosu s) This is an endemic plant that inspired the ancient Greeks to create the design of Corinthian order columns. The leaves, roots and flowers of the plant are still used today in various way for the preparation of home made drugs.
  13. 13. Elia (olive tree) According to ancient Greek tradition, home of the olive is Athens and the first olive tree was planted by goddess Athena on the Acropolis. This tree is the symbol of the Greek ancient goddess named Athena. The Greeks were the first people who cultivated the olive tree in the European Mediterranean area. Olive tree gives the olive oil, which is essential for the Mediterranean diet.  
  14. 14. Rodia (Pomegranate) It is a tree which grow in Athens from the ancient years . It’s related with important greek customs such as fertility and well being .
  15. 15. <ul><li>Bibliography: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The biodiversity of Acropoli” a video by the GEO revue. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwIdLFYwMuQ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Dg38qNvkM </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMb3nWQgVpc </li></ul>Written by: Miskala Loretta Liousis Andonis Vellopoulou Kostandina

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