Parthenon cella to be restored to former self

Parthenon, Athens
Parthenon, Athens Image: Steve Swayne (wikimedia)

The ancient Greek Parthenon in Athens is to have its cella restored, one of its inner chambers. For the restauration, the stones, lying around the temple are to be used in order to preserve its appearance as close to the original as possible. Since 1975 numerous large-scale restoration projects have been undertaken to restore the monument.

The reconstruction is possible due to extensive research and is supposed to take several years.

The Parthenon is a former temple on the Acropolis dedicated to Athena. Construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC. It is recognised as the most important surviving building of Classical Greece.

Read more at the Greek Reporter.