Definition of Pentelic marble in English:

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Pentelic marble

Pronunciation: /pɛnˈtɛlɪk/

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[mass noun]
A white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Made of translucent Pentelic marble, it has been called the most perfect building in Europe.
  • 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.
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