Detail, ENTABLATURE

Southwest corner of Parthenon Acropolis, Athens 447-440 B.C. The entablature covers the area above the capital up to the pediment. At the corner between the architrave and the cornice are the channeled blocks known as triglyphs. They alternate with ninety-two sculptured metopes around the entire building. The stone pegs under the triglyphs are remnants of earlier Greek temple constructions in wood.

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