One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens.
- ‘Pentelic marble was used for sculpture as well as for buildings.’
- ‘This construction was built almost entirely with Pentelic marble and shows 8 columns at its two shorter sides and 17 columns at its longer ones, containing a statue of Athena in its central area.’
- ‘Perhaps the most famous chiseled pieces of Pentelic marble are the Elgin Marbles the original statues that decorated the later Parthenon which were taken to England in 1806.’
- ‘Made of translucent Pentelic marble, it has been called the most perfect building in Europe.’
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