CELLA, From the east

Parthenon Acropolis, Athens 447-432 B.C. The inner room of the temple is called the cella. It housed the great statue of Athena which was lit by the sun rising in the east. Behind the sanctuary wall was a much smaller room used as a treasury. Only the western portion of the cella wall has survived with two small segments of the north and south walls. The great west doorway is in the center.

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