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Greece

Parthenon

View of the Parthenon in Greece.
Chronological Year: 
-447 BCE/CE

The Parthenon was a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art.