The Parthenon 🏛 is the temple on the top of the Acropolis in Athens. It has a fascinating history and has been something I’ve wanted to see forever.
The acropolis has many sites but the Parthenon stands above the rest. It was built during the great building period in Athens following the Persian Wars in the 5th century BC. There had been previous temples built on this site prior to this one. Inside the temple once stood a giant statue of Athena. The sculptures of the that remain are amazing. Some are in the Acropolis museum while many others were hacked off the Lord Elgin and are in the British Museum. There was a lot more to see than just this temple on the Acropolis... stay tuned for the next post.
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