In 1687 the Turkish possession was interrupted by the troops of Enetons with Fragisko Morozini as the leader. Because of his walls the city after the neglection for two or more centuries had been destroyed, the Turks were coiled in Acropolis, strengthening her fortification.
So that they face potential offence from the hill Monsoon they erected new fire stations using marble departments of the temple of Apterous Victory, causing irreparable damage.
After three days of cannonade the Front Gates that were used by their Turks as a gun powder station were affected by ignition. The night of 16/26 September one of the Enetian bombs struck the Parthenon, and as a result the temple suffered enormous destruction, to which it owes its current form.
During the period of Enetian possession the Athenians enjoyed a great feeling of safety.
Because of the epidemic plague that affected the city, the Enetians troops were forced to withdraw from Athens. Before they abandoned the city, F. Morozini considered it right to dispatch of the Venice work of art as trophies of his successes.
When the effort of detachment of the embossed representations from the western pediment of Parthenon turned out to be unsuccessful and caused their fragmentation, they were turned into the statues Leontos that were found in Acropolis and in Thisio and with the additional one found in the harbour of Piraeus he ordered their transport to Venice. His work was imitated by troopers from his army.