The Parthenon of Nashville

12 December 2008
Modern reconstruction of Athena of Phidias in Nashville, Tennessee (Parthenon).

Modern reconstruction of Athena of Phidias in Nashville, Tennessee (Parthenon).

Well, Jona, that was a salutary reminder to me to put up my little site on the Parthenon; the one at Nashville, of course, for which the last time I looked, there was no good site online. It is a curious monument, originally built of plaster for a fair, then permanently rebuilt in beige concrete, which they assert was the original color of the temple in Athens — today’s gleaming white being an artifact of weathering! See my diary for further odd details.


Moving Livius.Org (10)

12 December 2008
Modern reconstruction of Athena of Phidias in Athens (Museumpark Orientalis, Netherlands).

Modern reconstruction of Athena of Phidias in Athens (Museumpark Orientalis, Netherlands).

As I have already indicated, I have to move a substantial part of my website because I want to start working with a Content Management System. Today’s harvest of moved items:

  • Fectio, a Roman limes fort close to Utrecht in the Netherlands (and home of the reenactment group with the same name);
  • Gabae, the ancient town that is now called Isfahan;
  • Gandj Nameh, a small valley near Hamadan in Iran, with two ancient inscriptions;
  • Yazd, a town in Iran that is well-known for its Zoroastrian past (although less old than commonly assumed);
  • and finally Athens, a brief article with an URL that will one day be the place where you will find a lot of articles on the Greek city.

Athens is the only article that was not at the same time updated: I already have the photos, but unlike all preceding articles, this time there are litterally hundreds of them, so updating is -at this moment- not a very wise thing to do. I will wait until things will have become easier. I still have 194 pages to go…


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