Nashville’s Parthenon to be lit up in original colors Monday

Parthenon Generic
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville’s full size replica of the Greek Parthenon is going to be on display in full color.

Tokyo Broadcasting Systems on Monday will project what are believed to be the original colors of the ancient temple onto Nashville’s replica. The event is part of a travelogue show whose name translates into English as “Discover the World’s Wonders.”

(Courtesy: Tokyo Broadcasting System)
(Courtesy: Tokyo Broadcasting Systems)

The transformation of the tan-colored building that forms the centerpiece of Nashville’s Centennial Park takes place at 8 p.m. and will be accompanied by music from performers with Nashville’s Blackbird Theater.

“No one in modern age has ever seen the Parthenon in full color as it originally appeared over 2500 years ago. We are so lucky to find out Nashville’s full-scale replica is available for this project,” said Masanobu Miyoshi, the segment director of Sekai Fushigi Hakken.

Projection mapping will be done on the entablature (above column) portion of the front side of the Parthenon, while columns will be lit in white. TBS and DWP have worked together for two months to finalize the colors, which are based on various studies from The British Museum and Greek archaeologists , to be projected on the structure.

The event is free and open to the public.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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