The parthenon sculptures: an introduction to the parthenon sculptures in the british museum, athens and other public collections.
The elgin marbles are some of the most controversial items in a british museum, chiefly because greeks don't want them in britain at all, but in greece. The elgin marbles (/ ˈ ɛ l ɡ ɪ n /), also known as 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. The elgin marbles, sometimes referred to as the parthenon sculptures, are a collection of marble sculptures that originally adorned the top of the exterior of the parthenon in athens, greece, and.
The history of the elgin marbles: past, present and future by jessie bangs the acropolis, an outcrop overlooking athens, was once the site of many temples and places of worship built to honor the gods and goddesses of ancient greece (figure 1. Elginism: elginism, the taking of cultural treasures, often from one country to another (usually to a wealthier one) it is commonly associated with debates over “cultural patrimony,” “cultural property,” and related international agreements, such as the unesco convention on the means of prohibiting and. Elgin marbles: elgin marbles, collection of ancient greek sculptures and architectural details in the british museum, london, where they are now called the parthenon sculptures the objects were removed from the parthenon at athens and from other ancient buildings and shipped to england by arrangement of thomas.
The elgin marbles receive their name from the british lord who craftily spirited them away from greece thomas bruce, the 7th earl of elgin and ambassador to the ottoman empire — occupiers of. News about elgin marbles commentary and archival information about elgin marbles from the new york times.
Amal clooney will be relieved that she is no longer representing the greek government in its bid to win back the elgin marbles from the british museum.
However we judge lord elgin’s original acquisition of the parthenon sculptures, it’s easy to wonder whether the turkish rulers legitimately had the right to allow him to dispose of these artworks. The parthenon had withstood centuries of abuse from outsiders when lord elgin removed its remaining sculptures in the early 1800s an act of preservation or pillage.