Pediment and Metopes on Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee - Encircle Photos

Pediment and Metopes on Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee

The façade of the Parthenon in Greece is mostly barren. But the reproduction in Nashville shows how it appeared during the Golden Age of Athens over 2,450 years ago. The bas-relief inside this west pediment shows Athena and Poseidon struggling for control at the summit of the Acropolis. When Athena won, she became the protectress and namesake for Athens. The opposite pediment (not shown) depicts the birth of Athena. Encircling the top of the Parthenon are 92 panels (metopes) featuring battle scenes plus a Panathenaic procession.

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2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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