The Parthenon is a famous temple. If attacked, the people could take shelter in the Parthenon, which was built high above the city of Athens on the acropolis.

The Parthenon in Ancient Athens 

The Parthenon is a famous temple, built by Pericles around 2,400 years ago! It was the most lavish temple the ancient Greeks had ever seen, and emphasized the power of Athens. It was dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who, the Athenians believed, watched over of Athens.

Ancient Greek architecture has inspired many artists and many buildings throughout time. Greek architecture is one of the many gifts the world received from the ancient Greeks.  

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The Parthenon (about 2 minutes, cartoon video for kids)

Building the Parthenon (animated, Ted-Ed)

Temple diagram - Name the architecture (game)

Greek Columns - Play the columns games (not flash)

The Competition: Athena & Poseidon and the city of Athens

The Elgin Marbles

Greek Gods and Mystical Beings

Mount Olympus

QUIZ: Ancient Greece (Interactive with answers)

GAMES: Ancient Greek Interactive Games for Kids