Parthenon, Athens, Greece

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The Parthenon, Athens, Greece was built in the 5th century BC to honor the patron goddess Athena

Athens, Greece

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.