August 11, 2011

Elgin Marbles, originally uploaded by emeybee.

For a long time – longer than I would like to admit – I thought that the Elgin Marbles were, you know, marbles.

Not so much. They are a collection of marble scuptures, panels, and similar things, that were originally part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens.

There is a lot of debate about whether to keep them in the British Museum or to return them to Athens. (You can read the main points here at wiki.)

Enjoy today’s photo! If you like the photo, please drop a comment to the original photographer at Flickr.


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