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Parthenon The Parthenon Setting | Architecture | Orders | Metopes | Pediments | Frieze | Ancient Authors | Other Historical Setting 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 vi
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History Timeline Maps Architecture Art Museums Archaeology Photographs The Parthenon At the approximate position where the Parthenon was built later, the Athenians began the construction of a building that was burned by the Persians while it was still under construction in 480 BCE. It was presumably dedicated to Athen
The Parthenon , is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis , Greece , dedicated to the goddess Athena , whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in although decoration of the building continued until It is the most