TIL the main reason the Parthenon is in such disrepair is because it exploded. The monument had been in relatively good condition for millennia, however it was used as a gunpowder magazine during the 1687 siege of Athens and was destroyed after taking a direct hit from a Venetian shell

Read more: https://www.ysma.gr/en/monuments/parthenon/

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  1. Honestly, this is brand new information. I saw some of the frieze at the British museum and just assumed they broke it into small pieces to fit in their Grubby little pockets.

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