Parthenon, Athens

Parthenon, Athens

The famous Temple of Athena Parthenos, built around 440 BCE, crowns the Acropolis in Athens. It was a major sacred site in Ancient Greece and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek architecture anywhere.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248395
Names
Parthenon
Temple of Athena Parthenos
Coordinates
37.9715327° N, 23.7245279° E
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Location
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Location Map

Aerial view of Parthenon, Athens
Location map of Parthenon, Athens. Click image for a larger, interactive view.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Parthenon, Athens
Aerial view of Parthenon, Athens. Click image for a larger, interactive view.

Timeline

447 BCE

Construction begins on the Parthenon in Athens.

433 BCE

Completion of the Parthenon in Athens.

1816

British Museum acquires the Elgin Marbles