The Parthenon for kids
My husband’s name is Nate, and my name is Jenn. We have a one year old son named Felix. Nate and I really love Greek history and mythology. We were able to find jobs online that would let us spend some time traveling. The first place we went to was Athens. Greece has a lot of hills and mountains, so we stayed in a small apartment that was only one hill away from the Parthenon, a temple for the Goddess of wisdom and war, named Athena. (Greek Gods & Goddesses, 2019).
Athens has existed for 3000 years! Some of the most famous ideas have come from Athens, as it was the center of learning. (N., 2019) The Parthenon was built 2496 years ago! (HISTORY, 2018) It was destroyed during the Greek war of Independence, but now is mostly rebuilt. (HISTORY, 2018)
When we walked to the Parthenon the first time it was getting late, and the Parthenon was already closed. As the sun went down, giant beam lights turned on. The lights were pointed at the Parthenon and other ancient Greek ruins around the area. The ruins glowed in the light, almost as if they were glowing with the glory of their past. There was a hill next to the Parthenon that had a perfect view.
The next day, we went back to the Parthenon when it was open. As we walked up the hill, these big pillars towered above us!
The Parthenon stood on a raised platform so that it stood above the other structures around it. The pillars of the Parthenon actually bulge out in the center, which plays a trick on the eye and make them look perfectly straight!
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