Acropolis 01 Parthenon Picture

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece - Picture 01 of 05

The Parthenon is the most important and characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization and still remains its international symbol. It was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. It was built between 447 and 438 B.C. The construction of the monument was initiated by Perikles; the supervisor of the whole work was Pheidias, the famous Athenian sculptor, while Iktinos and Kallikrates were the architects of the building. The temple is built in the Doric order and almost exclusively of Pentelic marble.

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The Acropolis Series:

Acropolis 01 Parthenon

Acropolis 02 Erechtheion

Acropolis 03 The Caryatids

Acropolis 04 The Propylaea

Acropolis 05 Odeon of Herodes
Winter on Olympus
Acropolis 01 Parthenon
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