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Parthenon Incorrectly Named?

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The magazine "Archaeology" from the Archaeological Institute of America is always a great source of insightful study.

Here is an interesting and controversial article about the Parthenon: 

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The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is one of the best-known buildings of the ancient world. Yet, despite its renown, it turns out that for more than 2,000 years, we may have been calling the temple by the wrong name. “I knew that scholars didn’t really understand why it’s called the Parthenon,” says Utrecht University archaeologist Janric van Rookhuijzen, “so I started looking into a giant puzzle of ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains.” His surprising, perhaps even heretical, theory suggests that “Parthenon” may not have originally referred to the structure we know today—which is sometimes called the Great Temple of Athena—but to part of an altogether different temple on the Acropolis.

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/380-2005/digs/8615-digs-greece-parthenon-name

 

 

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