The ancient monuments and temples are the best things to be recalled for the young generation. When it comes to the History of the world, monuments are the first thing that comes to the mind. The History behind these monuments and the pillars becomes so unique, and you always wonder to visit the place. Parthenon has the unique History as the material being used was for the first-ever used in the construction.
Parthenon has eight columns on the face side, which gives a perfect look at the temple of Doric. Along with that, seventeen columns are on the front side. Forming a ratio of 9:4, this provides proper alignment for vertical and horizontal proportions of the temple and maintains the distance between the columns and the height.
Construction Of The Famous Parthenon
Parthenon was constructer from 447 to 432 BCE with keeping in mind the Acropolis building complex. Latinos and Kallikrates – the two architects and dedicated the Parthenon to Goddess Athena Pallas. The temple provides the proper shelter to the statue of Athena. The famous statue of Athena made by Pheidias of Ivory and fold is the catchy thing. The entire constructs seem so much tight and robust and hence very much helpful to sustain any natural calamity. The particular foundation technique and the pillars make this structure stronger like never before.
Parthenon is the old temple built on the high hill Acropolis in Athens and is the ancient structure on the Acropolis. Being situated on the height, the atmosphere, and the surroundings feels perfect and is best suitable for the tourist spot.
Materials Used In Construction Of Parthenon
The Parthenon built on the massive foundations made from the limestone and columns created from the Pentelic marble gave the perfect look to the temple. Both the materials used the first time for the construction purpose and looked good.
Athenians created a new building near the Parthenon. The first look of the Parthenon and the surrounding of the Parthenon was dull with the new construction. Above all, the new building burnt by the Persians during the development in 480 BCE was devastating. A roof supported the backroom having Athena’s treasure with four columns. A lot of visitor from all around the world do visit this place regularly and has become the favorite tourist spot.
In addition, this was one of the ancient temples preserving the statue of Athens and the treasure. The construction of the temple, however, disputed but with correct installation gives a unique look to the temple. After that, in the 6th century, this temple further than converted into the church in the dedication of the Virgin Mary. Also, the unique thing about this is one can walk around but can’t touch the wall of the Parthenon. The ropes guided all around the barrier, which prevents people from touching the wall. A minimum of around 1 hour and 40 mins completes the view of this temple along with the surrounding. One can walk and quickly see the entire sight