How the Parthenon was blown up, in pictures

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On the night of September 26th to 27th, 1687, the mortars of the Venetian army shot the fateful bombs that blew up the Parthenon. 328 years ago today, the temple of Athena, which had withstood twenty centuries of earthquakes and … Continue reading


The Parthenon was NOT destroyed by cannon fire

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The Parthenon was destroyed by a Venetian bomb, on the night between the 26th and 27th of September 1687 (for the background story see an older post). People often think that the bomb which blew up the Parthenon in 1687 was … Continue reading