The Parthenon – 3D Jigsaw

The Parthenon - 3D Jigsaw

The Parthenon – 3D Jigsaw Maker:  Cubic Fun Puzzle Pieces:  25 Size of puzzle when completed:  28 cm x 21 cm x 10.6 cm / 11 in x 8.25 in x 4.125 in The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athens, the patron goddess of the ancient city of Athens, whom the people of Athens considered as their protector.  Located on the Acropolis, a hill overlooking th city of Athens, its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC.  It was built under the leadership of Pericles,  a Greek politician credited with the founding of the city of Athens.   Built in the Doric Style, it is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy.

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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