The crowning glory of the Acropolis was built in the 5th century BC to honor Athena, patron goddess of Athens. Adorning the main room was a 40 ft statue of Athena made of wood covered in gold and ivory. The Parthenon, which means "virgin's dwelling," was constructed of marble, unusual in a time when most temples were made of wood. Having spent most of its life serving as a religious center, and surviving over 21 centuries, it became the unfortunate victim of an explosion caused in 1687 when the Turks used it as a powder magazine in their war against the Venetians.
This ¾" thick wooden replica of The Parthenon is designed and painted to reflect its historical features. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back.