The cost of building and embelishing of Acropolis was so great, that Pericles was accused not only of emptiing Athenian treasury, but that of Ionian league as well. Anyway, when the war with Sparta broke, Athenians were forced to strip the gold from the statue of the Goddes, to finace it.
Acropolis is sysnonym for ancient, as well as modern Athens. It dominates the landscape of Greek capital, and is visible from allmost every part of the town. Its beautifull temples are masterpieces of greek classical arhitecture.
Apart from beeing striped of most of its statues during the middle ages, when it was turned into church, Partenon whitstood moust damage, during Venetian seage, when a cannonball ignited the gunpowder, that was stashed iside it.