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Scenes From an Ancient Quarry

  • By Susan K. Lewis
  • Posted 01.29.08
  • NOVA

According to architect Manolis Korres, director of the Acropolis Restoration Project, the stonemasons who cut and honed the marble of the Parthenon were as responsible for the immortal temple as the politicians, architects, and sculptors generally credited. In his book From Pentelicon to the Parthenon, Korres brings these ancient craftsmen to life. The book follows a single marble block from a quarry on the slopes of Mt. Penteli (then called Pentelicon) to the Parthenon construction site. Here, explore a series of intricate hand-drawn illustrations from the book.

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See the tools and techniques of the ancient Greek craftsmen who built the Parthenon.

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© Manolis Korres

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