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When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from the Parthenon

Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin and ambassador of England in Constantinople, stole precious ancient sculptures from the Parthenon to take to England...

‘Modern Elgin’ Arrested Trying to Steal Pieces of Acropolis

A 26-year-old dubbed "modern Elgin" was arrested in Athens after trying to remove pieces of stone and marble from the Acropolis as souvenirs. Greek media...

Lord Elgin Paid No British Customs Tax on Parthenon Sculptures, Letters Suggest

New evidence suggest that Lord Elgin didn't pay British customs tax when he brought the Parthenon sculptures to the UK.

British Museum Exec Calls For “Parthenon Partnership” Over Elgin Marbles

Dr Jonathan Williams, deputy director of the British Museum, suggested a "Parthenon partnership" with Greece over the Elgin Marbles.

Fauvel: The Frenchman Who Vied with Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles

In the 18th century, archaeologist Louis-Francois-Sebastien Fauvel competed with Lord Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles, pieces of which he eventually took back to his...

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in...

July 31, 1801: The Day Elgin Took the First Parthenon Sculptures

It was July 31, 1801 when the 7th Earl of Elgin took down the first-ever Parthenon sculptures in Athens to take to Britain.

Members of US Congress Ask Britain to Return Elgin Marbles to Greece

Eighteen members of the House of Representatives urged Britain to open talks "in earnest" for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece in...

Exquisite Gold Jewelry Recovered from Lord Elgin's Shipwreck Off Greece's Kythera Island

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday that marine archaeologists have discovered exquisite gold jewelry, cooking pots and other valuable ancient objects in...

Acropolis Museum Debunks Claims Elgin Had Sultan's Permission to Obtain Marbles

Dimitris Pantermalis, a professor and the curator of the Acropolis Museum, debunked on Monday claims that the Earl of Elgin had obtained permission from...