Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Parthenon, the name given to the Temple of Athene at Athens. It was the work of Callicrates and Ictinus, with the help of Pheidias, and was made of Pentelic marble. In 1687 it was reduced to its present state during the siege, by a Venetian shell, when it was a Turkish magazine. It is the finest specimen of Doric architecture.