The Acropolis of Athens as a Memory Palace

I arrived in Athens and spent the afternoon at the Acropolis. I don’t like spending time in Athens, but the Acropolis is absolutely spectacular. I wanted to make a memory journey there, but there were herds of distracting tourists and much of the restoration is incomplete. I took many photos and plan to create an Acropolis memory journey using photos, models, paintings, floor plans, and Wikipedia.

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

As I walked around, I wondered what ancient mnemonists wandered around the Acropolis in togas 25 centuries ago, placing mnemonic images in the temples. Back then, I imagine that memory techniques were so common that there were no “mnemonists”–it was just how people did things.

Below are a few photos from the Acropolis. I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside the museum, but there are some fantastic things there. At the moment, I’m writing this blog post from a ferry on the Aegean Sea. I won’t say yet where I’m going to create my next memory journey, but it involves a historic mnemonist-poet. Maybe someone can guess! :)

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The Parthenon

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike

The Erechtheum

The Erechtheum

The Erechtheum

The Erechtheum Pillars

Acropolis Model

Model of the Ancient Acropolis

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Theater of Dionysus

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