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PHOTO: Greek Parthenon Perches Atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The ancient Parthenon, a classic Greek temple to the goddess Athena, perches atop a massive rock outcropping in the center of Athens, Greece

The ancient Parthenon, a Classic Greek Temple to the goddess Athena, perches atop the massive rock outcropping known as the Acropolis in the center of Athens. That might not seem so astounding, except for the fact that construction on the structure originally began in 447 BC, nearly 2,500 years ago! The Parthenon served as a classic Greek temple until the fifth century AD, when it became a Christian church. Ottoman Turks seized the entire Acropolis in 1458 and converted it to a mosque, adding a small minaret to...

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