If you are an architect then you, definitely, know the ancient Greek Temple for being the image of architectural perfection, and if you are not an architect, then you are at least familiar with that distinct grandeur of the Greek temple and its connection to the widely popular Greek Mythology. The temple which was dedicated to Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom, has been living for, almost, 2,500 years now and it has a lot to tell. Its first turning point was when it got converted into a Christian church during Byzantine rule. The church became a Catholic; then it was returned to the Orthodox during the Ottoman Empire rule before it was made into a mosque. While all the wars and raids have taken their toll on the aging structure, they could remain intact. The biggest destruction it faced, during its lifespan, was two centuries later, during the siege on Athens in the Great Turkish War. The temple, at the time, was used for the storage of Gunpowder, by the Turks, so when the Venetians led by Morosini directly hit the ancient temple by a cannon shot, the destruction was massive. The temple lost its roof and many of its walls, columns, and sculptures. It remained in its torn downstate for more than 300 years, before the Greek government started working on its restoration along with other monuments in the Acropolis in 1983. The restoration work was successfully completed in 2010

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