Saturday, May 14, 2011

PhotoHunt: Missing

Here's a part of the The Parthenon Marbles collection at the British Museum. Noticeably, some limbs are missing from the stone wall reliefs. This exhibit has been housed at the National Museum since the early 19th century and was more informally known as the Elgin Marbles, after Lord Elgin, a British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, who absconded with these reliefs and sculptures from the Parthenon in Greece. However, since the 1980's the Greek government has called for the return of their missing ancient artworks. The debate is still ongoing over who is the rightful owner of these Marbles.


Trekcapri said...

Hi M, great photo and I enjoyed reading the background history about this relief. I remember visiting the British Museum on my first trip to Europe. It was very cool. I especially liked the Egyptian section.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Annie said...

I think the Brits needs to give them back to Greece!

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