Follow the link to learn about the Parthenon.
The follow link provides scenes from possibly the construction.
"Unlocking the Mysteries of the Parthenon"
On Smithsonian Magazine's Web site, read an article by NOVA Senior Science Editor Evan Hadingham that summarizes and discusses many of the findings reported on in NOVA's "Secrets of the Parthenon." The article is the cover story of the February 2008 issue of Smithsonian.
Read about the history, architecture, and ornamentation of the Parthenon.
The Parthenon Frieze
Although the many pieces of the Parthenon's frieze are scattered in museums throughout the world, you can see the sculptures as they were originally placed on this Web site.
Architecture in Ancient Greece
The Metropolitan Museum of Art discusses the two major styles, or orders, of ancient Greek architecture, while touching on the history and logistics of architectural endeavors at the Acropolis.
The Parthenon Marbles
The British paper The Guardian has created this comprehensive listing of news stories, interactive features, and commentary surrounding the controversy of the Elgin, or Parthenon, marbles.
Nashville, Tennessee is home to a full-scale replica of the Parthenon, including a recreation of its original Athena statue. On this Web site, view photo galleries, browse a dictionary of Parthenon-related terms, and download educational materials.
The Golden Mean
Many experts once believed the mathematical ratio called the "golden mean" was instrumental in the construction of the Parthenon. Although this belief is controversial, you can learn more about the golden mean and how it appears in nature, art, and architecture on this Web site.
Assignment Greek Housing
The Greeks had an advanced lifestyle. Greeks lived in single family homes with kitchens, bedrooms, work spaces, living rooms, and courtyards. The Greek home was actually more advanced than most homes until the 1850's. Review the following website and design your own Greek home. The main requirement is that include a courtyard. A courtyard is an outdoor space within the center of the home. Most of our homes have front and back yards. The Greek yard was in the center of the home. This was because they lived in a city that was surrounded by walls. Review the website The British Museum and look at the challenge about the Greek home.
After completing the challenge review more of the website on the daily life of a Greek Citizen.
See how similar our lives are with people that lived 2500 years ago.