ARCHAIC: Peplos Kore, C. 530 BCE. Acropolis Museum, Athens. The original is in the Acropolis Museum in Athens (Acr. 679) and the traces of paint can still be seen, although they have faded since the statue was excavated from a pit by the Erechtheum on the Acropolis in 1884. It had been dumped there as part of the renovation after the Persians had destroyed the Acropolis in 480 and 479 BCE.