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Unformatted text preview: Hum-121: Parthenon, pg. 1 The Parthenon: Temple of Athena on the Acropolis, Athens built 447438 BCE to replace previous temple destroyed by Persians constructed of marble Architects: Kallikrates and Iktinos. Style: Doric, but with Ionic elements on the interior. Sculptures designed by Pheidias; many, though probably not all, also made by Pheidias. Acropolis restoration project initiated by Athenian leader Pericles (elected to office every year but one, 461429) paid for at least in part by funds from the Delian League a factor leading to the Peloponnesian War, 431404 Most of the Parthenons surviving pedimental sculptures and many of those from the metopes and interior frieze were taken to London by Lord Elgin in the late 19 th century. They remain in the British Museum and are referred to collectively as the Elgin Marbles. Greece wants them back. For the United Nations Economic and Security Council [UNESCO] declaration on the matter see: http://www.culture.gr/6/68/682/appendix3.pdf#search=%22elgin%20marbles%20u.n.%22 ....
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