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 Parthenon

 

Parthenon. The greatest monument of antiquity, dedicated to the goddess Athena, took ten years to build and was finished at 438 BC. It took Pheidias another five years to complete the sculptures and the relieves of pediments and metopes (432 BC).
Made totally from pentelic marble, by Iktinous and Kallikrates at the command of Perikles, the temple is 227 feet long, 101 wide and has 65 feet height. 

 

The East pediment was representing the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of Zeus.

 

 

 

 


The West pediment was representing the contest of the gods, Athena and Poseidon, for the possession of Attica.

 

East Gate

East gate main entrance, reconstruction

 

West Gate

West gate reconstruction

 

Diagram

Reproduction of pediment,
 metope and frieze.

 

South east entrance

Metope reconstruction


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