Sunday, December 12, 2010
Parthenon. Temple in the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena
Parthenon - a temple in the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, which the inhabitants of the city of Athens was considered its protector. Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC, although the decoration of the Parthenon lasted until 431 BC This is the most important surviving building of the architecture of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the Greek Doric order.