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Secrets of the Parthenon

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Watch the Program
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date. (Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A Glorious Temple
Learn more about the architecture, symbolism, and inspiration behind the classical Athenian Parthenon in this interview with art history professor Jeffrey Hurwit. (Grades 9-12)

Restoring the Ruin
See in this slideshow how architects, historians, and masons are reassembling the Parthenon, at times relying on ancient tools and techniques to aid in their effort. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Scenes From a Quarry
Follow a marble block's journey from quarry to Parthenon in these scenes excerpted from From Pentelicon to the Parthenon by Acropolis Restoration Project director and architect Manolis Korres. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The Parthenon's Many Lives
View in this interactive time line the different uses and alterations of the Parthenon including Byzantine church, Ottoman mosque, and war battleground. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Secrets of the Parthenon
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