Art and Cultural Repatriation By Hailie Spiker

"The Thinker" is also part of Greece's wonderful art.

The Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants. They were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens.

The Parthenon Marbles were named the Elgin Marbles after Lord Elgin, the British envoy to the Ottoman Empire from 1799 to 1803, won a war against the Acropolis of Athens between 1801 and 1805.


Napoleon, was one of the people who intervened in the fight for the Elgin Marbles. He wanted the art for himself and fought with his own army. He fought both the British and the Greek armies.
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Hailie Spiker


Created with images by Maklay62 - "the thinker rodin museum" • Phillie Casablanca - "Elgin Marbles" • Phillie Casablanca - "Elgin Marbles"

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