Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens

Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens

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Credit: MARCO ANSALONI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. This Doric temple was dedicated to the Ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. It was built in the hill-top citadel of the Acropolis in Athens from 447-438 BC. In turn a Christian church and a Turkish mosque, it was finally used as a gunpowder store before being reduced to ruins when the Venetians bombarded the Acropolis in 1687. The Acropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photographed in 2010.

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