Ancient Greek Parthenon Facts

Some ancient Greek architecture such as the Parthenon, in the city of Athens, dates back over 2000 years. The Parthenon sits on the Acropolis, a hill where the city of Athens can be seen below. Phidias was the name of the famous sculptor who designed the Parthenon, which was built as a temple to the Greek goddess Athena. Construction began in 447 BC on what is considered one of the greatest cultural monuments in history and it is easy to see why. When it was fully completed in 432 BC, it became known as one of the premier examples of Doric-style construction. The Acropolis and the Parthenon are surrounded by ancient ruins, including the Plaka, an ancient neighborhood which is now home to a kid's museum and a musical instrument museum. There are so many interesting facts about this Greek treasure, including its restoration which you can read about in the information below.

Ancient Greek Parthenon General Facts

Ancient Greek Parthenon Marbles Facts

Parthenon Restoration Facts