From 1801 to 1812, Elgin's agents removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon, as well as sculptures from the Propylaea and Erechtheum
. The Marbles were shipped to Britain.
in the shade, while the Erechtheum
blazed white in front of him," that is, the Erechtheum
minus those parts Lord Elgin had taken and eventually sold to the British Government: "Greece was over; the Parthenon in ruins" (208).
The porticos are after the order of the Erechtheum
, and the tower from the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates at Athens," he wrote.
The eight papers are published here, covering 35 years of restoration of the ancient buildings on the Athenian Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea and the Erechtheum
, research and technology and surface conservation.
At the same time, the museum will also begin a programme for the conservation and restoration of the Caryatid sculptures - structural columns holding up the temple's porch that were carved to look like young women - from the Erechtheum