The Parthenon

Today a ‘beautiful but broken shell’, the Parthenon has housed three very different cults – those of Athena, Allah and the Blessed Virgin – since it was first constructed in the fifth century BC. It was a Christian soldier, in the siege of 1687, who did most to destroy the sanctuary. 

'View of the Parthenon from the Propylea', Edward Dodwell, Views in Greece, London 1821, depicting buildings of the time within the Acropolis

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