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A Photoshopped rendition of how the Acropolis might look at night if the city of Athens ever slept.

A Photoshopped rendition of how the Acropolis might look at night if the city of Athens ever slept.

A flash of lightning illuminates the sky over the 2,500-year-old Ancient Parthenon temple, on the Acropolis hill during heavy rainfall in Athens, early Monday, June 28, 2010.AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

A flash of lightning illuminates the sky over the Ancient Parthenon temple, on the Acropolis hill during heavy rainfall in Athens, early Monday, June Photo/Petros Giannakouris

The Acropolis at night

Some astronomy enthusiasts believe Greek temples were built to align the inhabited parts of Earth with the planets in the sky (Credit: Credit: Nikos Pavlakis/Alamy)

Sanford Robinson Gifford (American, 1823–1880), The Parthenon, May 10, 1869, oil on canvas, 6 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchased with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2016.102.

Sanford Robinson Gifford (American, The Parthenon, May oil on canvas, 6 x 11 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchased with funds provided by the Christian A.

Martin Parr (British, born 1951), GREECE, Athens, Acropolis from the series Small World, 1991, archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches. Edition of 25. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon, 2015.227.

Martin Parr This is quite funny and humourous. Martin capturing a funny moments. Taking photos of people taking photos always makes me laugh and this one is quite successful. The unusual in this image speaks to me .

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892), 76. Jéronda. Temple—Colonnes. [Didyma], c. 1843, daguerreotype, 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 5/16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2004.034.

[Didyma], c. daguerreotype, 7 x 4 x inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A.

Anonymous (possibly American, active c. 1900), Snapshot of a tourist family in front of the Erechtheion’s Caryatid Porch, c. 1894–1902. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of an anonymous donor, 2004.038.

Anonymous (possibly American, active c. Snapshot of a tourist family in front of the Erechtheion’s Caryatid Porch, c. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of an anonymous donor,

Socratis Mavrommatis (Greek, born 1949), Parthenon. Beginning of the restoration works. Dismantling of the northeast sima, 1986, archival pigment print on paper. Image, courtesy of the Acropolis Restoration Service.

Beginning of the restoration works. Dismantling of the northeast sima, archival pigment print on paper. Image, courtesy of the Acropolis Restoration Service.

Dimitrios Konstantinou (Greek, active 1858-1860s), General view of the Athenian Acropolis and the South Slope from the southwest, c. 1860-65, albumen print, 11 x 14 1/16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchased with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund, 2013.019.59.

All Hail the Acropolis!