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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Parthenon, Acropolis (Greece)

The Parthenon on best of the Acropolis is one of probably the most famous buildings in the world along with a visit to Athens is not really complete without visiting this forehead. The construction of the Parthenon began in in 447 BC, replacing and older temple which was destroyed by the Persians, as well as completed in 432 BC. The purpose of the Parthenon was to house an enormous statue of Athena Parthenos created from ivory, silver and precious metal. Sometime in the 5th hundred years the statue was looted by 1 of the Roman Emperors, and used to Constantinople, where it had been later destroyed. During its longevity the Parthenon has also offered as a fortress, a chapel, a mosque and as the powder magazine.

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