Parthenon

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“More than any other mon­u­ment, the Parthenon epit­o­mises the glory of An­cient Greece. Mean­ing ‘vir­gin’s apart­ment’, it’s ded­i­cated to Athena Parthenos, the god­dess em­body­ing the power and pres­tige of the city. The largest Doric tem­ple ever com­pleted in Greece, and the only one built com­pletely of white Pen­telic mar­ble (apart from its wooden roof), it took 15 years to com­plete. It was de­signed by Ik­ti­nos and Kal­l­i­crates and com­pleted in time for the Great Pana­thenaic Fes­ti­val of 438 BC.” - Lonely Planet

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