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Τρίτη, 2 Μαρτίου 2010

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The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών) is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their protector. Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 432 BC on the Athenian Acropolis, although decorations of the Parthenon continued until 431 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of selective restoration and reconstruction to ensure the stability of the partially ruined structure.
The Parthenon itself replaced an older temple of Athena, which historians call the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon was used as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire. In the 6th century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. After the Ottoman Turk conquest, it was turned into a mosque in the early 1460s, and it had a minaret built in it. On 26 September 1687, an Ottoman Turk ammunition dump inside the building was ignited by Venetian bombardment. The resulting explosion severely damaged the Parthenon and its sculptures. In 1806, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed some of the surviving sculptures, with Ottoman Turk permission. These sculptures, now known as the Elgin Marbles or the Parthenon Marbles, were sold in 1816 to the British Museum in London, where they are now displayed. The Greek government is committed to the return of the sculptures to Greece, so far with no success.
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Parthenon of Kostas Gavras (HD) - was made to tell the history of this great monument of Greece.

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Vaggelis είπε...

Μαγικό!!!!! ΜΠΡΑΒΟ

ricardo emilio bianco είπε...

el parthenon es una maravilla, por su historia, lo que representa en la cultura universal, y por la ubicación en la cima del cerro. una foto hermosa.

Jedediah είπε...

Lovely photo. It's one of the places I've always wanted to visit!

Sylvia K είπε...

Gorgeous capture of a incredible place! One of my fondest memories is of the time I spent in Greece and the first time I saw the Parthenon! Beautiful and interesting post for the day!

Sylvia

Manang Kim είπε...

Oh wow this is so amazing!! Love it thanks for sharing!

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Stan Ski είπε...

I've holidayed in the Greek Isles but not spent time in Athens.

J Bar είπε...

Beautiful beyond words.
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Grace and Bradley είπε...

Marvelous post and enjoyed the movie. I did see the collection in British Museum in London. Hope one day I will see it again in Greece.

francescbb@hotmail.es είπε...

Good shots!!! Congratulations!!!

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Frank

Tash είπε...

Absolutely fantastic. Stunning beauty.
Thank you for the video link too. It is interesting to see the scale of the structure with the people animation, not to mention the whole historical content. Fascinating.

LisaF είπε...

I look forward to seeing your posts every week. Thank you for such a stunning shot.

Benikos place είπε...

Kαλησπερα Γιωργο, πολυ ομορφη η φωτογραφια! Το βιντεακι δεν τοχα δει, ειχα ακουσει βεβαια για τα παραπονα των παπαδων, τους παρεξηγησαμε φυσικα...το βρηκα φανταστικο, Σευχαριστουμε πολυ.

Roger Owen Green είπε...

WOW. That's it, WOW!

jay είπε...

What a stunning photo that is! Gorgeous!

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