Parthenon and the Mycenaean City on the Heights
The National Museum of Denmark : [eksp., Gyldendal], 1976 - History - 194 pages
A fascinating study which puts forward the hypothesis that the Parthenon was built on the foundations of a Mycenaean citadel. Based on careful analysis of the structure of the Parthenon and the rest of the Acropolis, as well as literary sources. Contains some lovely black and white photographs of the temple.
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