nine years without anything resembling H u m a n i t i e s

nine years without anything resembling H u m a n i t i e s

(Required) Watch the Secrets of the Parthenon video (55 min)

Take notes and use the Transcript for Parthenon Video(File is below ) for reference

Secrets of the Parthenon (Links to an external site.) from Providence Pictures (Links to an external site.) on Vimeo (Links to an external site.).
For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by catastrophic renovations. To save it from collapse, the modern restoration team must uncover the secrets of how the ancient Greeks built this icon of western civilization in less than nine years without anything resembling an architectural plan.

3. Complete the following steps:

  • Number your answers to correspond with the question.
  • Save your file as Lastname_firstinitial_A6.pdf. All files must be in the .pdf format
  • Find every answer in the video, “Secrets of the Parthenon” or the transcript of the video. Use of any other source besides the video (i.e. wikipedia etc.) is not permitted and will earn a zero for the assignment. Please take this seriously.
  • Each question should be answered in your own words in complete sentences, with correct spelling and proper grammar. Do not copy and paste from the transcript and do not try to Google your answers. (Each question is worth 2 points)


  1. What is the Parthenon? Include the time period, architect, who built it, building materials, and in what city is it located.
  2. As discussed in the video, why or what is important about this architectural work: Identify the building’s unique features and meaning.
  3. How has the Ancient Greek culture influenced other cultures? What does the Parthenon mean to us today and to others in the past. (Give examples of other buildings)
  4. Describe in your own words, naming people who are working on the restoration, what the people are doing to restore this architectural work.Identify some of the challenges that they have to work within the process.
  5. According to the video, what is the Salamis Stone, where is it located, and what information was revealed by its discovery? How was that important to understanding this work of ancient architecture?