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The Parthenon – Mini Series On Civilization Episode # 2

Let’s hop a jet as we fly across the ocean to Ancient Greece. Here we find another one of civilizations greatest wonders, The Parthenon. This magnificent structure which sits atop the holy rocks of Athens Acropolis was said to have been dedicated to the goddess Athena. This structure was more than a building as it also represented mankind’s ability to achieve. It was built more than 2500 years ago. This city is also home to the Tholos of Delphi, birthplace of what is now known as the Olympics.

IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON VISITING THIS GREAT LOCATION HERE ARE 5 THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED TO KNOW.

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The origins of the sacred use of the great limestone rock rising from the Attic plain are unknown.

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Neolithic remains discovered on the slopes of the Acropolis indicate a continuous settlement on the hill from at least 2800 BCE,

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The earliest known Hellenistic structures, dating from the 6th century BCE, were two large temples dedicated to the goddess Athena, on hill top positions that had probably contained older shrines before them.

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Built by the architects Ictinus and Callicrates under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias, the temple is generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order,

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In 1687 gunpowder stored by the Turks inside the temple exploded and destroyed the central area.

Why was it put there?

It is believed that the structure was built under the order of Pericles to show wealth and power. It was built at a cost of roughly 469 silver talents (or in today’s money approximately $9,765,966.08). That is a lot of dough!

Why you should visit?

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS.

This structure is one of the most famous buildings in the entire world!

THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW.

The Parthenon sits on top of the Holy Rocks of the Acropolis. The view from this high overlooking Athens especially at sunset is simply breathtaking!

THE SCULPTURES.

The pediments of the structure are covered in amazing sculptures. You can even see a depiction of a procession for Athena that was held in her honor by the Athenians.

Will it Cost?

The tickets to see this Greek wonder are just 12 pounds each and the site is open from 8am-5pm (with extended hours until 7:30 in the summer). Tours are recommended unless you have a very good knowledge of the area!

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Have you ever visited Parthenon, or any other great wonders in this big world? Tell me about it in the comments below. Be sure to join me in a few days as we continue this exciting series of the great places where civilization has meaning.


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I'm Jay from the popular adventure travel blog Jays Odyssey. I travel the world in search of stories that are off the beaten path. I seek to travel in an "Immersive" way rather than " I got the pic and the T-shirt". I believe that everyone has a story, and I want to travel the world to hear it!Feel free to read my articles here and also to check out my awesome website at jaysodyssey.com.



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