Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven in Ostrzeszów is a late-gothic parish church, founded by King Casimir the Great in mid-14th century. It was initially composed of presbytery and a sacristry. The nave was added in 1360. After the destruction by a fire of the late 15th century and by the Swedish invasion in mid-17th century, the church was rebuilt in 1721–1723. Gothic-style stained-glass windows were fixed in 1939.
The church’s altars are baroque in style – the main one containing a copy of The Assumption of Our Lady by the famous Spanish painter Murillo. The chancel arch features limewood sculptures, probably made by Albrecht Dürer.References:
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD.
The audience stands and the orchestra (stage) were restored using Pentelic marble in the 1950s. Since then it has been the main venue of the Athens Festival, which runs from May through October each year, featuring a variety of acclaimed Greek as well as International performances.