National Geographic : 1944 Mar
00 Staff Photographer B.Anthony Stewart Blown Up by Venetian Artillery Only 257 Years Ago, the Parthenon, Peerless Temple of AllTime, Has Had Its Columns Restored Built as unemployment relief, the Parthenon, crown jewel of the Acropolis, was the abode of Athena, skilled in thearts ofpeace and war. The United States WACS wear her head as lapel and collar insignia. The colonnade was restored with American aid. Since the columns were fluted bythe builders after the drums were setup, each had an individuality of its own. Tested by piano-wire measurements, the fallen columns were carefully restoredtotheir original places.