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At the top of the hill of the Acropolis stands the Parthenon, the symbol of the city. It was constructed in the 5th century BC according to the plans of the architects Iktinos and Callicrates, while Phidias and his students worked for the sculpted decoration. The temple has unique dimensions, excellent innovations and a combination of Doric and Ionic elements. It was dedicated to the protector of the city, the goddess Athena, whose supernatural size gold and ivory statue was set in the interior of the temple. In 1687, during the siege of the Acropolis by the Italian general Morosini, a large part of it was demolished, while in the beginning of the 19th century, part of the sculpted decoration was removed after an order of lord Elgin, it was stolen and is exhibited to the present day at the British Museum.
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