Saturday, August 14, 2004

The road to hell is paved with Swedish intentions

Did you know that it was a Swede who designed the Parthenon Temple in Athens? Perhaps a better word is redesign, because Otto Wilhelm von Königsmarck(in german) was more than 2000 years late. Anyway, von Königsmarck was a Swedish general working for the Venetian army in 1687 who took a little trip to Athens to fight a war against the Turks. The general decided to shoot some shells against Parthenon (maybe he didn't like the guided tour at Akropolis) and the Turks stored powder there. That is not a good combination.