The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Reunification

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The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Reunification - Hitchens, Christopher, and Browning, Robert, and Bouras, Charalambos

The Elgin Marbles, designed and executed by Phidias to adorn the Parthenon, are some of the most beautiful sculptures of ancient Greece. In 1801 Lord Elgin, then British ambassador to the Turkish government in Athens, had pieces of the frieze sawed off and removed to Britain, where they remain. Here Christopher Hitchens recounts the history of ...

The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Reunification 2008, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781844672523

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