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I want to tell you about one of the old building that is Parthenon. Parthenon is a temple who dedicate for the goddess Athena as protector of Athena City. At first, Athena and Poseidon compete for be a protector of Athena city. In the competition, Poseidon presented horses for the citizens and Athena presented an olive tree. The king of Athena city chose Athena as the winner, so Athena being a protector of Athena City.

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A replica of the statue of Athena Parthenos in United States

Parthenon built in Athena’s highest hilltop that is Acropolis. Parthenon is made by limestone. In Parthenon there is a gold statue of God Athena called Athena Parthenos. But Athena Parthenos is gone allegedly the statue was melted down to take the gold.

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sculpture of Athena birth

There, in triangular pediment there is sculpture of competition between Poseidon and Athena. In the rare pediment there is sculpture of Athena birth. Under the roof there are sculpture of battle between ‘suku lapith’ and centaurs, between Greek people and ‘suku Amazon’, between the gods and the giant, and destruction off the city Trojans by Greek people.

Source: https://id.wikibooks.org/wiki/Yunani_Kuno/Arsitektur/Parthenon

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