National Geographic: Parthenon -South Side

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A dazzling temple of white Pentelic marble, Doric columns, and limestone, the Parthenon is one of the most famous monuments of the ancient world. A symbol of Greek civilization and architecture, the Parthenon was built in the fifth century BC by Pericles to accompany a handful of other structures in the Acropolis (upper city) of Athens—other buildings included the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion. Dedicated to Athena Parthenos (the patron goddess of Athens), the Parthenon was built to replace an older temple destroyed by the Persians. In 1687, however, the Parthenon was again demolished when it was partially blown up by the Venetians.
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HALFORDlive Over 1 year ago
Wow! this is mega photo-project!!!
m.loizou Over 1 year ago
what about the rest of the building?
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