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Question on articles

Koenigin der Nacht

Question on articles
Hello everyone,
I have a question for you.
What is the correct thing to say?
"Parthenon is in Greece." Or
"The Parthenon is in Greece." 
I opt for the second option but I �m not 100% sure.  I would appreciate some feedback.
Thank you for your answers.

4 Dec 2010      

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If Parthenon was a city it would be "Parthenon is in Greece", but the Parthenon is a unique (specific) object so we say "the Parthenon is in Greece".

4 Dec 2010     


Most (famous) buildings take the definite article.

E.g. the Tower of London, the Coliseum, the Taj Mahal, the Louvre etc.

5 Dec 2010