[Surfnetkids: 20 Mar 2013] Parthenon

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#1. March 20, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Parthenon

by Barbara J. Feldman

Parthenon Printable (** for premium members only)

Constructed entirely of white marble in less than nine years, the Parthenon is widely regarded as the epitome of ancient Greek architecture. Built on a hill in the middle of Athens, known as the Acropolis, the Parthenon was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. Travel there with me, on a virtual field trip.

Athens Guide: The Parthenon
“The debate over the Parthenon Marbles has been going on for two centuries and seems to be coming to a head. The statues and reliefs that Lord Elgin had come to draw and make molds from and ended up taking back to England have been in the British Museum almost that long.” Lord Elgin, a British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century, was given permission by the Turks to mold and sketch the sculpture in the Parthenon. With a few bribes, however, his workers found it more convenient to simply take the treasures back to Britain. Learn more about the Elgin Marbles at this site from travel writer Matt Barrett.

British Museum: Ancient Greece: Acropolis
“The Athenian Acropolis is home to one of the most famous buildings in the world: the Parthenon. This temple was built for the goddess Athena. It was decorated with beautiful sculptures which represent the greatest achievement of Greek artists.” For middle and high-school students, this interactive exhibit from the British Museum is part of their larger Ancient Greece site. It has lots to explore and concludes with a challenge to build your own Greek temple honoring Athena.

PBS NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon
“Considering all the abuse it has taken over the two and a half millennia since it was built, it is remarkable that the Parthenon is still standing. Now a Greek-led team is working hard to ensure it does for centuries to come.” Visit this PBS site to view the one-hour TV special (divided into five chapters) and to explore the three online interactives titled Restoring the Ruin, Scenes from a Quarry and The Parthenon’s Many Lives (trace its life as a temple, church, mosque, ammunition store, and army barracks).

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Parthenon Printable

Parthenon Wikipedia Printable

Greek Mythology Printable

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#4. Related Games

Parthenon Scramble

Parthenon Word Search

Greek Olympians Word Search

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” ~~Aristotle~~ (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek philosopher. Read other quotes from Aristotle here.

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  • Jacqueline Gil Valls

    Dear Barbara, I’m from Ecuador, and I’d like to know how to pay the printable pages ’cause I don’t have any credict card. Please send me any account tn make the deposit. Blessing.