TIL The Parthenon in Athens was largely intact for over 2000 years. The heavily damaged ruins we see today are not due to natural forces or the passage of time but rather a massive explosion in 1687.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenon#Destruction

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  1. It was used as an ammo dump (a place to store all of your gunpowder where enemy fire is unlikely to be able to hit it and cause it to all go off). Well, it was hit.

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