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Parthenon Temple

Parthenon Temple
Acropolis, Athens
The Parthenon (Παρθενών) is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the Athenian Acropolis. 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 one 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 world's greatest cultural monuments.
In 1687, the Parthenon suffered its greatest blow when the Venetians under Francesco Morosini attacked Athens, and the Ottomans fortified the Acropolis and used the building as a gunpowder magazine. On 26 September a Venetian mortar, fired from the Hill of Philopappus, blew the magazine up and the building was partly destroyed. Morosini then proceeded to attempt to loot sculptures from the ruin. The internal structures were demolished, whatever was left of the roof collapsed, and some of the pillars, particularly on the southern side, were decapitated. The sculptures suffered heavily. Many fell to the ground, and souvenirs were later made from their pieces. Consequently some sections of the sculptural decoration are known only from the drawings made by Flemish artist Jacques Carrey in 1674. After this, much of the building fell into disuse and a smaller mosque was erected.
Today, the Parthenon Marbles (Ionic frieze) which were removed by the Earl of Elgin are in the British Museum. Other sculptures from the Parthenon are now in the Louvre in Paris, in Copenhagen, and elsewhere, but most of the remainder are in Athens in the Acropolis Museum, which still stands below ground level a few metres to the south-east of the Parthenon, but will be soon transferred to a new building.
The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of restoration and reconstruction.
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16 comments - The latest ones
Ester
Ester
I hope I can be there one time in my life
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Ester
A must, but NOT in the Summer Time....
8 years ago.
Renate
Renate
Was für ein immer noch beeindruckendes Bauwerk alter Baukunst.
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Renate
Vielen herzlichen Dank Renate !!!
8 years ago.
Ingrid B. alias Isabella Bird
Ingrid B. alias Isab…
Ich hab schon immer Geschichte und Göttersagen geliebt und der Parthenon gehört da einfach mit dazu. Es muss schon ein erhebendes Gefühl sein, das vor Ort zu sehen.
8 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
thanks for reminding us the History
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
Please, you're welcome !!!
8 years ago.
Delirium
Delirium
keine steine mitnehmen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Delirium
Verboten !!!
8 years ago.
DAME TARTINE
DAME TARTINE
AÏE, aïe, aïe,, misèreque c'est beauuuu !
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to DAME TARTINE
Merci de tartine !!
8 years ago.
Bernadette Séville
Bernadette Séville
je l'ai vu en vrai superbe
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Bernadette Séville
Merci Bernadette !!
8 years ago.
Olga Belyaeva
Olga Belyaeva
Que c'est majestueux et beau!
8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Olga Belyaeva
Merci beaucoup Olga !!
8 years ago.