A drawing illustrating the floor plan of the Parthenon
(447-438 BCE). The number of Doric columns
in the outer colonnade (8x17) was unusual for a Greek temple
(6x13). The cella contained the 12m high cult statue of Athena
and the rear smaller chamber was used as the treasury of the city
Original illustration by Penn State University Library.
Uploaded by Mark Cartwright, published on 25 October 2012 under the following license: Public Domain. This item is in the public domain, and can be used, copied, and modified without any restrictions.
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