We are learning about Ancient Greece in my world history class this week and I thought it might be appropriate to show a snapshot I took of the Parthenon a few years ago. I have been to Athens a few times since 1998, and every time there have been cranes and scaffolds present. I’m guessing that maintaining a 2500 year old building isn’t easy.
Here’s a bit of an “easter egg” for my AWH students: The first person who posts a thoughtful reply to today’s blog gets the iPad tonight. Sorry Katie S but you don’t qualify.
Yesterday I posted a close-up from Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. Today I am posting a photo I took in Nashville, TN. To see this huge statue of the Greek goddess Athena, you need to visit “the world’s only replica of the Parthenon” in Centennial Park near Vanderbuilt University. It is well worth the visit.
The original gold and ivory statue of Athena in the actual Parthenon was plundered in ancient times and there is no perfect description. Thus, the artist of the version you see here was allowed to imagine what the statue might have looked like. For another view of this statue and to get an idea of scale, try going here (click.)