Landmarks in Greece: Landmarks in Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, Hellenic Parliament Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157867500

Published: August 14th 2011

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38 pages


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Landmarks in Greece: Landmarks in Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, Hellenic Parliament  by  Source Wikipedia

Landmarks in Greece: Landmarks in Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, Hellenic Parliament by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Landmarks in Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, HellenicMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Landmarks in Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, Hellenic Parliament, Arch of Hadrian, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Hephaestus, Presidential Mansion, Athens, Panathinaiko Stadium, National Library of Greece, National Garden of Athens, Pnyx, Philopappos Monument, Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Zappeion, Areopagus, Theatre of Dionysus, Stoa of Attalos, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Hadrians Library, Olive tree of Vouves, Temple of Apollo Patroos, Strategeion, Monument of the Eponymous Heroes, Temple of Aphrodite Urania, Gate of Athena Archegetis, East Propylon.

Excerpt: The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: ) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC, although decorations of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order.

Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy and one of the worlds greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of selective restoration and reconstruction to ensure the stability of the partially ruined structure. The Parthenon itself replaced an older temple of Athena, which historians call the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC.

Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon was used as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire. In the 5th century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christia...



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