Archaeology Institute of America Lecture: Who Built the Parthenon?
Examine the social networks of quarrymen, stone-carvers, road-builders, scaffolding-suppliers, sculptors, metal-smiths, importers, and more during the Periclean Building Program of ancient Greece. Follow the birth, rise, and fall of this complex system in the classical period, which provided an optimal environment for creativity and innovation, leading to buildings including the Parthenon. Athens sustained such a system for fully twenty years, building temples, a concert hall, and other infrastructure, putting thousands to work and creating an unparalleled city of craftsmen and artists.
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