a group of Greek sculptures of the 5th century b.c., originally on the Parthenon in Athens, and supposedly sculptured under the direction of Phidias: presently in the British Museum in London.
The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of
Classical Greek marble sculptures -made under the supervision of the architect
The sculptures in London, sometimes known as the 'Elgin Marbles', have been
on permanent public display in the British Museum since 1817, free of charge.
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
Jan 28, 2011 ... Elgin Marbles, collection of ancient Greek sculptures and architectural details in
the British Museum, London, where they are now called the ...
Jul 10, 2016 ... A cross-party group of MPs has launched a fresh bid to return the so-called Elgin
Marbles to Greece on the 200th anniversary of the British ...
To fully understand the significance of the Elgin Marbles for both Greece and
Britain, we must begin with the construction of the Parthenon in Athens.
May 8, 2016 ... Greece has not abandoned the idea of resorting to international justice to
repatriate the Parthenon marbles and is investigating new ways in ...
News about Elgin Marbles. Commentary and archival information about Elgin
Marbles from The New York Times.