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Recognized in Classical and modern times as the perfect synthesis of science and art, the Parthenon symbolizes the ideals of Athenian democracy and Classical Greek culture. This architectural and archaeological wonder stands today as one of the most renowned and visited structures in the world. The third structure to be built on the Acropolis of Athens in honor of the goddess Athena was used for 2000 years as a place of worship. This video is a pictorial essay that describes the Parthenon in detail, tracing its history through the ages.

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Produced in 1991 by MCMXCI

Copyright 1991 by Educational Video Network

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