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The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena whom the people of Athens considered their protector. Its construction began in 447BC and it was completed in 432BC on the Athenian Acropolis. Decorations of the Parthenon continued until 431BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of restoration and reconstruction.

The Parthenon replaced an older temple of Athena, which historians call the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon was used as a treasury, and for a time served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire. In the 6th century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. After the Ottoman Turk conquest, it was converted into a mosque in the early 1460s, and it had a minaret built in it. On 26 September 1687 an Ottoman Turk ammunition dump inside the building was ignited by Venetian bombardment. The resulting explosion severely damaged the Parthenon and its sculptures. In 1806, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed some of the surviving sculptures, with Ottoman Turk permission. These sculptures, now known as the Elgin Marbles or the Parthenon Marbles, were sold in 1816 to the British Museum in London, where they are now displayed. The Greek government is committed to the return of the sculptures to Greece, so far with no success.

Former names: The Parthenon
Type: Temple
Architectural style: Classical
Location: Athens, Greece
Owner: Greek government
Current tenants: Museum
Started: 447 BC
Completed: 432 BC
Destroyed: Partly on 26 September 1687
Diameter: 69.5 m × 30.9 m (228 ft × 101 ft)
Other dimensions: cella: 29.8 m × 19.2 m (98 ft × 63 ft)
Design team
Architect: Iktinos, Kallikrates
Structural engineer: Phidias

LEGOLAND is an amusement park in Denmark.
Legoland in Billund, Denmark, is the largest and the oldest. It is divided in 9 different worlds: Duplo Land, Imagination Zone, LEGOREDO Town, Adventure Land, Miniland, Pirate Land, Lego City, Knights Kingdom and Viking land. The park opened in 1968 and has 1.7 million visitors annually, making it the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside Copenhagen.
The first Legoland was opened on 7th June 1968. It attracted 625000 visitors the first year. The parks are marketed to young families, and although they have a number of roller coasters, they are not as numerous or as extreme as those in other parks, and there is a greater emphasis on rides suitable for young children.
At present there are four such parks in the world.(Denmark, US, Germany and England)

The parks are split into various areas, which are common between the parks, for example all the parks include a Lego miniland, a model village which includes models of landmarks and scenes from around the world made from millions of genuine Lego bricks. Other common features include a Lego Mindstorms centre (fun-based learning), Duplo Gardens (for smaller children), Driving area (including attractions such as Driving school, Boating school, Ballooning school and Fire Academy), My Town, Wild Woods and Knight's Kingdom.

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  • Copyright: Janak Thanki (JT50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 8 N: 220] (1491)
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  • Date Taken: 2008-07-15
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