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Parthenon: Ageless Beauty

The Parthenon is the Temple of Athena, Goddess of Wisdom.

"When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. Work on the temple continued until 432."

"The Parthenon, then, represents the tangible and visible efflorescence of Athenian imperial power, unencumbered by the depradations of the Peloponnesian War."

"Likewise, it symbolizes the power and influence of the Athenian politician, Perikles, who championed its construction."

(Text by Reed College, USA)

Ageless Parthenon

See More Images of the Parthenon Here and Here.