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The Parthenon Treasury on the Acropolis of Athens

The Parthenon Treasury on the Acropolis of Athens

A location referred to as “Parthenon” appears in the fifth- and fourth-century BCE inventories of Athena’s riches as one of the treasuries on the Acropolis of Athens, along with the Hekatompedon, the Proneos, the Opisthodomos, and the Archaios Neos. It is usually identified with the west room of the building today known as the Parthenon. Here, I offer a thorough review of the epigraphical, archaeological, and literary evidence and propose that the treasury called the Parthenon should be recognized as the west part of the building now conventionally known as the Erechtheion.

The Parthenon Treasury on the Acropolis of Athens

By Jan Z. van Rookhuijzen

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 124, No. 1 (January 2020), p. 3–35

DOI: 10.3764/aja.124.1.0003

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