Phidias




The Erechtheion, 421-405 B.C.E., Classical period, Acropolis, Athens
Perched on a cliff high above Athens, this complex temple is very different from its neighbor, the Parthenon.

The Erechtheion


Bits of the Parthenon have been spirited all over the world—in Paris, a fragment shows religious life in Athens.

Plaque of the Ergastines




The Parthenon
Learn about the great temple of Athena, patron of Athens, and the building’s troubled history.

The Parthenon, Athens