The architecture of the Erechtheion is revealed here in our series of four views which have been especially created to illustrate the unique layout of this unusual temple dedicated to Athena Polias. The olive tree, Pandroseion and old temple structures have been removed to show the actual temple - when the architecture was almost complete.

About the model

The views above are from our current revised model featuring a completely new frieze which replaced our first frieze proposition from 2011. The new frieze sculpture has been based upon the 1927 survey of the Erechtheion by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1927).

Unfortunately we only have fragments of the actual frieze which are currently on display at the Acropolis museum in Athens and few assorted fragments in collections around the world. Our reconstruction is a proposal from all we can understand from the available research at this moment in time.

Of course new research is always pushing 'boundaries', as we intend to do with our model, which of course will incorporate developing research as it becomes available.

The porch of the maidens

Famous the world over and instantly recognisable as an iconic feature of classical Greek architecture. Much copied and commented upon by authors from antiquity to the present day. The porch was famously recreated in the early nineteenth century - 1819-22 at St. Pancras parish Church, London, UK.