This little book aims to be an homage to the Acropolis, included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is based on depictions of the monuments or statues and of the sculpted decoration made by travellers to Greece and the Ottoman Empire. The oldest of these images dates to the 17th century and the more recent ones to the 19th century.
The original illustrations can be found on the left-hand pages, along with relevant information about the traveller or scene and a QR code leading to the website ‘Travelogues: Travellers’ Views’ of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation; the contours designed for colouring are on the right-hand pages. Through the process of colouring in, users can focus their attention on the transformations of the Acropolis hill over time and get to know, inch by inch, its unique features; after all, statues and monuments used to bear colours in Antiquity, as one can still see in the Acropolis Museum. This is a book for children, as well as for adults, who love archaeology and art.