Temple, Treasury

Parthenon, a financial reserve ?

  • The Parthenon is a Doric order building aimed to house the chryselephantine statue of the goddess Athena Parthenos sculpted by Phidias and the city treasury of the Delian League.
  • Built at the behest of Pericles.
  • Completed in 438 BC.
  • Located on the Acropolis of Athens.
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(Photo credit: Alexandre-Pierre Gaspar)