Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Eilat to ERA

Elgin Marbles

london british

Elgin Marbles, ancient sculpture (mostly from the Acropolis) that Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and British envoy at Constantinople (1799–1802) shipped from Athens, Greece (then a Turkish possession), to London. They were bought by the government (1816) for half the cost of their transportation and are preserved in the British Museum, London. They include a frieze from the Parthenon by Phidias and parts of the temple known as the Erechtheum.

Fausto Elhuyar and Juan José de [next] [back] Sir Edward William Elgar

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or