When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of power. The temple symbolises the power and influence form the Athenian pope litician, Pericles, who championed its construction. Apart from the limestone foundations and the ceiling and wooden doors, the Temple was built entirely of marble, even it roof tiles.

The stone came form the quarries of the Pentelic Mountains. Parian marble being reserved for sculptures. The Temple was opened to the public the moment it was finished, and was formally dedicated to the Goddess during the Panathenaic Games of 438 BC.

The classical Parthenon seems to have been damage by fire but the exact date of the fire and subsequent repairs is debated, with suggestion ranging from 150 BC to 267 BC.

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