Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World
THE PARTHENON GREECE
One of the most popular attractions in Greece, the Parthenon was built around 438 B.C. Although it served as a temple at certain points in history, it was originally built as a fortress and was also converted into a Christian church at some point, too. The construction of this immense building, most commonly known as the Temple of Athena, is extremely impressive when you consider the fact that all the stones used to build it were carried and laid in place by hand. The architecture of the Parthenon is impressive, as well. In building several tapered columns, the entire temple looks straighter than it actually is, a clever illusion used by the Parthenons designers that still fools the eyes of many today.