The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

Parthenon in Athens, via #Greece. Took Greek Mythology in undergrad; it's only right I see this.

Parthenon in Athens, via #Greece. Took Greek Mythology in undergrad; it's only right I see this.

Parthenon | Athens, Greece

Parthenon | Athens, Greece

Parthenon | Athens, Greece

Parthenon | Athens, Greece

Full Moon over the Parthenon, Athens,Greece - Anthony Ayiomamitis/TWAN/NASA

Full Moon over the Parthenon, Athens,Greece - Anthony Ayiomamitis/TWAN/NASA

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