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.
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