Parthenon from Classical Greece, c. 447-432, constructed of marble, was erected
in the service of religion. The advancements over Stonehenge are evident.
While the structure is still post-lintel with verticals supporting
horizontals above, the added embellishment implies an increase in
craftsmanship, carving skills, and wealth. The temple stands on four steps:
the columns have carved “doric” style capitals and the horizontal has
alternating reliefs of grooved vertical lines and squares with figures. The
building is capped by a triangle (under the slope of the roof), which also
originally held sculptures. The statue of the goddess was housed inside.
Prayer was conducted outside, so the outside received the extra