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The Hekatompedon
« on: Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 @ 22:26:46 »
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Greece's Parthenon temple has had the wrong name for centuries, new research by archeologists claims

Sitting on top of the Acropolis, the Parthenon is one of the most dazzling buildings from antiquity, but for 2,000 years we have been getting its name wrong, according to new research.

Dutch scholars claim that the name “Parthenon” – popularised in the Roman period - originally belonged to an entirely different building, not the vast stone temple that looms over Athens and attracts millions of tourists a year.

The real Parthenon was in fact an ancient Greek treasury which contained offerings to the goddess Athena, according to the research by Utrecht University.

Today known as the Erechtheion, it is located about 100 yards from the main temple on the Acropolis, the massive rocky escarpment that rises from central Athens.

Rather than being known as the Parthenon, the big temple should be known by its original ancient Greek name, the tongue-twisting Hekatompedon.

Parthenon means “house of virgins” and the smaller temple is indeed decorated with stone caryatids, sculpted female figures which act as pillars, holding up the roof.

Devoted to the ancient cult of Athena, it would have housed a treasury containing precious objects associated with the goddess, including musical instruments and swords from Persia.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/17/greeces-parthenon-temple-has-had-wrong-name-centuries-new-research/


I've walked round the site beneath the Acropolis, the columns are massive.

Only a Greek goddess could inspire an Erechtheion that size!


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Re: The Hekatompedon
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 @ 12:41:14 »
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I've walked round the site beneath the Acropolis, the columns are massive.

Only a Greek goddess could inspire an Erechtheion that size!

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