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The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

Luftansicht der Akropolis (prominente Lage der Tempelanlage). Athen, Griechenland

Luftansicht der Akropolis (prominente Lage der Tempelanlage). Athen, Griechenland

The Parthenon Temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Photo: Paul Williams

The Parthenon Temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Paul Williams

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