My Photos: Greece -- Athens -- The Parthenon
The Parthenon from below Acropolis

View of Acropolis from below

First view of the Parthenon upon entering through the Propylaia

West face of the Parthenon

Architects Iktinos and Kallikrates, and sculptor Pheidias designed and 
supervised the construction of the Parthenon in the years 447 to 438 BC.

South side of Parthenon

Used as an ammunition warehouse during the 17th century, the Parthenon 
was bombarded by the Venetians, destroying much of the temple. 

Many of the Parthenon's sculptures were removed by Lord Elgin, the 
British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the 19th century.  

East face of the Parthenon

East face of the Parthenon

Classic Doric capital

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