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A lot happened with the Erechteion. When it was transformed into a Christian church, it was badly damaged. During Roman rule, it was converted for use as a palace. During Ottoman rule, it was a harem and in January 1827, a Turkish cannon ball further damaged the building, burying the Gouras family in the debris. In 1846, the French architect, Paccarde, restored the porch of the Caryatids. Restoration work on the entire monument began in 1909 and has continued intermittently until today.













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