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Athens itself, along with the Acropolis hill on which the Parthenon sits, has been under different dominions across its 2.5 millennia of existence. Its original constructors (447-438 BC) were the Athenian greeks. Then it was rebuilt after Xerxes' Persian invasion that overrun Athens (and all of Attica and Boeotia) and was delayed by Spartans and Athenians at Thermopilae and Artemisium, until it was finally broken by the greek navy and hoplite army led by Themistocles in 479 BC after several battles. In the 6th century AD the Parthenon was turned into an Orthodox church after having been banned as a pagan temple of worship by Theodosius II in 435 AD. Then the Ottomans took Athens in 1460 and turned the Parthenon into a mosque. It was severely damaged when the Venetians attacked the Ottomans in Athens in 1687 and a cache of ammunitions stored inside the Parthenon exploded. Athens and the Parthenon got back under greek control in 1832 and the building was reverted to its original design, albeit a lot of original statues had been distributed across a plethora of museums and private owners in the meantime.