Elgin Marbles

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Elgin marbles

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(Antiques) a group of 5th-century bc Greek sculptures originally decorating the Parthenon in Athens, brought to England by Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin (1766–1841), and now at the British Museum
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Noun1.Elgin Marbles - a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by PhidiasElgin Marbles - a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias; chiefly from the Parthenon in Athens
statuary - statues collectively
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Elgin Marbles

[ˈelgɪnˈmɑːbls] NPL the Elgin Marbleslos mármoles del Partenón
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But, instead of going straight back to the office to-day, Mary turned into the British Museum, and strolled down the gallery with the shapes of stone until she found an empty seat directly beneath the gaze of the Elgin marbles. She looked at them, and seemed, as usual, borne up on some wave of exaltation and emotion, by which her life at once became solemn and beautiful--an impression which was due as much, perhaps, to the solitude and chill and silence of the gallery as to the actual beauty of the statues.
Taking urban sprawl to a whole new level, Peter Wortsman's Cold Earth Wanderers follows sixteen-year-old Elgin Marble's turbulent descent into the underworld of Block 367790.
Over the years, several campaigns have been launched in Greece and in the UK calling on the British Museum to return the Elgin marbles or the Parthenon sculptures.
The historian, who presents the BBC Civilisations series, has called for the Elgin Marbles, one of the most high profile and contentious cases, should be returned to Greece.
What is the name of the temple of Athena on the Acropolis at Athens from which the Elgin Marbles were taken?
The argument over the rightful ownership of the Elgin Marbles has been a running sore ever since the British Museum acquired them in 1816.
The Elgin Marbles adorned the Parthenon in Athens in 400 BC before Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin and ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, sold them to the British Museum in 1801.
For years, the Greeks have demanded the return of the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum.
"My solution for the crisis with the Greeks - let's pay them for the Marbles as they have now clearly lost them" Actor John Cleese, on the Elgin Marbles.
SINCE they married last year she has been busy with the day job, most recently helping Greece in its battle to get the Elgin Marbles back from Britain.
GREECE has ruled out legal action to get the Elgin Marbles back from the British Museum after rejecting the advice of Amal Clooney.
Cyprus' own 'Elgin Marbles' -- as they were once described by former Antiquities Director Pavlos Flourentzos -- consisted of over 30,000 artefacts dating from 2500BC to 300AD, which were looted from all over the island by just one man during ten years starting after 1865 and ending before the British took over in 1878.