Travel to Greece: The Acropolis: Photo 13
In the shade atop the architrave you can make out the vertically striped triglyphs and the interspatial metopes, which were sculpted, though this was unusual for such buildings. Atop the second rank of columns is the famous frieze, 524 feet as it wraps the whole building with pictures of an unknown narrative subject, perhaps the panathenaic procession. It's a lot easier to see the frieze now than it originally was, lost in shadow under a solid roof. Much of the frieze is now in the British Museum, where it lines the walls of the Duveen Gallery instead of wrapping the outside of a building.
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