Where Is the Parthenon? (Where Is...?) (Prebound)

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Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world
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. Includes black-and-white illustrations and a foldout color map

About the Author

Roberta Edwards has written several books for young readers. She lives in New York, New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606384124
ISBN-10: 060638412X
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Where Is...?