topes of the peristyle were all plain.
A restored elevation of the eastern or principal front of the
central temple of the Acropolis (marked B, Plate I.).
The height of the doorway is the only restoration for which
there is no authority from the existing remains. There can be
but little doubt that the apex and the angles of the pediment
were ornamented with acroteria, but as no remains of these
were found, it has been thought better to omit any restorations
of them in the Plate.
The researches made on the Acropolis, or western hill, were
still more successful and of greater interest than those already
described. On the steps of the eastern front of the central
temple (marked B, Plate I.), the remains of the metopes which
adorned that front were found; they are in a more early style
of art, and in a better state of preservation than the others,
though still much broken by the blocks of architrave which
had fallen on them. Of the ten metopes of the front, only
three were recovered sufficiently perfect to oe united.
were plain, while those of the pronaos and pestieum were senlptured. In the Temple oi
Theseus, at Athens, there is a eonlmued sculptured Iri/e over the pronaos ami pnstienm,
but, in that instance, both ends and parts of the Hanks of the temple had their metopes
enriched with sculpture.