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  • October 3, 2007

    Ictinus the Architect

    Ictinus and Callicrates with Phidias (5th century B. C.) (Ictinus is also spelled Iktinos. Callicrates is also spelled Kallikrates.) The ancient Greek contemporaries Ictinus, Callicrates, and Phidias, are jointly credited in the creation of the Parthenon, in Athens, during the rule of Pericles, circa -440. Although nothing is known about his life or artistic personality, […]

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    What is the Parthenon? The Parthenon is the remains of a temple to the Greek goddess Athena, the patron goddess of the ancient City of Athens. Where is the Parthenon? The Parthenon is a temple located on the Acropolis, a hill overlooking the city of Athens, Greece. The exact coordinates are 37°58’17.45 N / 23°43’34.29 […]

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  • The Parthenon The Building The Parthenon is the most important and famous monument of Athens Acropolis and even of all the Ancient Greek civilization. The temple is dedicated to Athena Parthenos (the virgin), the patron goddess of Athens and the name “Parthenon” means “virgin’s apartment”. The temple is located on the highest part of the […]

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  • The Parthenon The Parthenon. It is the most important and characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization and still remains its international symbol. It was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. It was built between 447 and 438 B.C. and its sculptural decoration was completed in 432 B.C. The construction of the […]

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  • Parthenon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Contents ” 1 Parthenon Introduction ” 2 Design and construction ” 3 Decorations ” 4 Later history ” 5 Reconstruction ” 6 Treasury or temple? Parthenon Introduction The Parthenon is the best-known surviving building of Ancient Greece and is regarded as one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. The […]

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  • 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 Athena, and after its destruction much of its ruins were utilized in the building of […]

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