Tag Archives: Acropolis Museum

The Parthenon Sculptures

The Acropolis Museum contains magnificent treasures which have survived to modern times as a testament to the respect of the Athenians and their love of beauty. Despite the fact that Lord Elgin took the lion’s share of the Parthenon‘s decoration, he also left fragments such as torsos from the pediment and sections of the frieze… Read More »

Parthenon Marbles Or Elgin Marbles? New Museum Sparks Debate

The opening of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens has raised thought-provoking questions about museum artifact ownership. This particular debate centers on the Parthenon Marbles (Elgin Marbles), a stunning facade or wall relief that was transported from Greece to the British Museum of Natural History between 1801 and 1805 by Thomas Bruce, 7th Lord of… Read More »