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The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών) is a temple in the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their protector. Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC, although decorations of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece and 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 Elgin Marbles are life-size pediment sculptures from the Parthenon which now are in the British Museum. For many years there is a dispute around the Parthenon Marbles removed by the Earl of Elgin, which are in the British Museum. A few sculptures from the Parthenon are also in the Louvre in Paris, in Copenhagen, and elsewhere, but over fifty percent are in the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. A few can still be seen on the building itself. The Greek government has campaigned since 1983 for the British Museum to return the sculptures to Greece. The British Museum has steadfastly refused to return the sculptures, and successive British governments have been unwilling to force the Museum to do so.
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Acropolis of Athens, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 24 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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This image is also in the Images of Greece Calendar 2015

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago

    This is such a stunning shot!!! Beautiful blue sky! :))))))))

  • Thank you very much Vicki!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    December 9, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the feature Teresa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Themis
    Themisabout 1 year ago
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 10th December 2013
  • Thank you very much for the feature Themis!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • flyrod
    flyrodabout 1 year ago

    Nice lighting effect

  • Thanks a lot flyrod!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 1 year ago

    great shot kon – hope alls good over there !

  • Thanks a lot my friend, yes we are trying hard to be ok!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago


  • Many thanks for the feature Vicki!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous Photo!!!! I wonder if there was ever a roof over it……

  • Thanks a lot Carolyn! You can learn more about this magnificent monument here:

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kaitlyn Mikayla
    Kaitlyn Mikaylaabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Kaitlyn!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • SunchiaMilic
    SunchiaMilicabout 1 year ago

    Great image

  • Thanks a lot Sunchia!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks a lot Lorilee, happy New Year to you and your family!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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