Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Parthenon

The Parthenon was built in the 5th Century BC, and stood intact until about 1460 when the Ottomans occupied Athens and converted it into as mosque and added a minaret. In 1687 when the Venetians were bombarding Athens, munitions dump inside the building exploded permanently damaging it. Today it is threatened by the pollution inherent in a modern city.

Two views of the building, and one of the final stages of the climb to the Acropolis.

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