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The Parthenon, Athens.

The Parthenon, built in Athens, was one of Ancient Greece's greatest architectural accomplishments. It was designed by Ictinus during the Classical Period.

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Athens (Αθήνα)

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The Parthenon and the other roughly 2,500-year-old temples have been either carefully restored or precisely copied and reassembled.

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The Parthenon and the Acropolis

The Parthenon embodies the principles that raised Greek architecture to perfection -- harmony, proportion, elegance, grace.

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Ancient Greek Architecture. The Statue of Athena at Parthenon Athens, Greece Circa 432 B.C. 40 ft high, made of gold and ivory and designed by Phidias. Tunic was made of gold plates with the skin of ivory. Pausanias, it was said that there was an image of a sphinx was on Athena’s helmet. In one hand was a 6ft statue of victory, spear in the other and shield at her feet. http://sasgreekart.pbworks.com/w/page/10150019/Parthenon—Scultpture

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