culture soon "Hellenized" the world with its philosophy, art, and
architecture. The Parthenon (447 BCE) stands on top of the
Acropolis--an example for others to copy centuries later (as in King Ludwig's, Walhalla).
The Turks used the Parthenon as a powder magazine when the Venetians sieged the
Acropolis in 1687. One of the Venetian bombs fell on the Parthenon and
caused an explosion that destroyed a great part of the monument which had been
preserved in a good condition until then. In the beginning of the 19th
century, the British ambassador in Constantinople, Lord Elgin, took the
greatest part of the sculptural decoration of the monument (frieze),
transferred them to England, and sold them to the British Museum, where they
are still exhibited.
Erechtheion, on the Acropolis,
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