The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece.

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The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece.
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The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC