The Parthenon

When Pericles and his colleagues decided to erect over the Sacred Rock of Athens a series of monuments , including the Parthenon , to house the cult statue of eponymous goddess of the city , certainly had the ambition to create a temple that will impress their contemporaries and confirmed the hegemony of Athens in the entire Greek world. Probably , however , would not have thought that the result would be a monument that would cause the admired throughout the world and will not exceed, at least from an architectural decision , nor after 2500 years .