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The Elgin Marbles

This course will examine the so-called 'Elgin Marbles' from their creation in 5th century BCE Athens, their history up to their acquisition by Lord Elgin, and the current controversies concerning their retention in London or repatriation to Athens.

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2016-01-20 14:44
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Link GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE: 'THE ELGIN MARBLES'

This link takes you to a selection of sources relevant to the 'Elgin Marbles', assembled by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and...

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Link THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, ATHENS

This link takes you to the website of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Here you can explore the history of the museum and its collections.

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Link ACROPOLIS RESTORATION SERVICE (YSMA)

This link gives you video excerpts from the dismantlement and transportation of metopes from the Parthenon to the Acropolis Museum. The Acropolis...

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Link DIMENSIONS OF THE PARTHENON

This link takes you to a discussion about the dimensions of the Parthenon.

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Link FRANCIS VERNON: PARTHENON

Many of the Royal Society’s early Fellows were travellers and diplomats who encouraged the international exchange of information. Francis Vernon,...

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Link IONIAN ANTIQUITIES (CHANDLER, REVETT & PARS)

This link allows you to explore 'Ionian antiqvities' by Chandler, Richard, 1738-1810; Revett, Nicholas, 1720-1804; Pars, William, 1742-1782;...

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Link PARTHENON - ANCIENT HISTORY ENCYCLOPAEDIA

This link takes you to a brief article about the Parthenon.

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Link STUART & REVETT: THE GREEK DORIC ORDER

THis link takes you to an image of an engraving: Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett. Greek Doric Order from Volume I of Ionian Antiquities,...

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Link THE PARTHENON MARBLES

Through this link you can read about the history of the Parthenon Marbles as well as the points of view of the Greek government, the British...

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Link THE PARTHENON SHOT BY SHOT

This link takes you to a website, The Parthenon, that uses a variety of recently developed computer graphics techniques to visualize elements of...

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Link THE SECRETS OF THE PARTHENON

This one-hour program aims to do the following: "For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for...

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Link ELGINISM

Elginism (ĕl’gĭnĭz’əm) n. 1801. [f. the name of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841); see —ISM. Cf. Fr. elginisme & Sp. elginismo.]: An...

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Link JAMES 'ATHENIAN' STUART (1713 - 1788)

This link takes you to some information about James 'Athenian' Stuart (1713–1788), from the Victoria and Albert Museum's website

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Link MELINA MERCOURI FOUNDATION

This link takes you to the website of the Melina Mercouri Foundation.

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Link THE BRITISH COMMITTEE FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES

This link takes you too website of The British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles - a group of British people who having...

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Link THE PARTHENON SCULPTURES: THE BRITISH MUSEUM

The question of where the surviving sculptures from the Parthenon should now be displayed has long been a subject of public discussion. This...

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Link THE SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI AND THE PLANNING OF A MUSEUM

This link takes you to a piece entitled 'The Society of Dilettanti and the Planning of a Museum' by Jason Kelly.

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Link THE SECRET HISTORY OF BRITISH ART COLLECTIONS

This link allows you to view 'Bought with Love: The Secret History Of British Art Collections', a BBC series of programmes about art collectors,...

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Link JAMES STUART SKETCHING THE ERECHTHEUM

This link takes you to al illustration of James Stuart sketching the Erechtheum, from The Antiquities of Athens, vol. 2 (1787).

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Link STUART & REVETT: THE ANTIQUITIES OF ATHENS

The English architects James Stuart and Nicholas Revett visited Athens from 1751 to 1753 and, nine years later, published the first volume of ...

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