Destruction of Parthenon in 1687.
17th c Italian Illustration Graphic Arts
London. British Museum.
The Parthenon survived virtually intact until 1687 when it was blown up during a Venetian siege of the Acropolis. The Ottoman Turks had been using the Parthenon as a store for gunpowder and it was ignited by the Venetian bombardment. The explosion destroyed the roof and parts of the walls and the colonnade.
FANELLI F. | Destruction of Parthenon in 1687. | c. 1687 | Italian |
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