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Parthenon Marbles

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The Parthenon Marbles (Greek: Γλυπτά του Παρθενώνα) are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants. They were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. From 1801 to 1812, agents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon, and these Marbles were transported by sea to England.

The Greek-Australians fighting for the return of the Parthenon marbles to Athens
Rumors Swirl That Greece’s Demand for the Parthenon Marbles Could Gain Traction in the Brexit Trade Battle – Artnet
The Acropolis and the saga of the Parthenon Marbles – James Clark

Recommended Listening
IQ2 Debate: ‘Send Them Back’ The Parthenon Marbles Should Be Returned to Athens
Parthenon marbles – Late Night Live – ABC Radio National

Elsewhere on the Web
International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures
Monuments and Museums of Greece@cultureGR
British Museum
Parthenon Marbles


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