Where Is the Parthenon?

Where Is the Parthenon?
Contributor(s): Edwards, Roberta (Author); Hinderliter, John (Illustrator); Groff, David (Illustrator)
"Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don't know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years. It then became a church, then a mosque, and by the end of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. When an enemy army fired hundreds of cannon balls at the Acropolis, one directly hit the Parthenon. Much of the sculpture was destroyed, three hundred people died, and the site fell into ruin. Today, visitors continue to flock to this world famous landmark, which has become a symbol for Ancient Greece, democracy, and modern civilization"--
Publisher:  Grosset & Dunlap
Pub Date:  01/2016
ISBN: 9780448488899
Binding:  Paperback
BISAC Categories:  Juvenile Nonfiction | Architecture; Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Ancient; Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Europe

Where Is the Parthenon?
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Where Is the Parthenon? $25.000

Where Is the Parthenon?
Contributor(s): Edwards, Roberta (Author); Hinderliter, John (Illustrator); Groff, David (Illustrator)
"Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don't know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years. It then became a church, then a mosque, and by the end of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. When an enemy army fired hundreds of cannon balls at the Acropolis, one directly hit the Parthenon. Much of the sculpture was destroyed, three hundred people died, and the site fell into ruin. Today, visitors continue to flock to this world famous landmark, which has become a symbol for Ancient Greece, democracy, and modern civilization"--
Publisher:  Grosset & Dunlap
Pub Date:  01/2016
ISBN: 9780448488899
Binding:  Paperback
BISAC Categories:  Juvenile Nonfiction | Architecture; Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Ancient; Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Europe