Acropolis in Athens

Acropolis in Athens Visual Arts Disasters Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Archeological Wonders Geography Social Studies World History

When the Athenians fled their city, before Xerxes and his Immortals could reach (and sack) it, they waited-out events in their triremes. 

When they saw smoke rise above the acropolis, they would not have seen the Parthenon—today one of the most famous landmarks in the world.  In 480 BC, the famous temple to Athena had not-yet been built.

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