Definition of Pentelic marble in English:

Pentelic marble

Line breaks: Pen|tel¦ic mar¦ble
Pronunciation: /pɛnˈtɛlɪk
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens.
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    • 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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