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The History of the Parthenon Marbles

The Year 2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles;" the culture crime was committed by Thomas Bruce, the Seventh Earl of Elgin and a Scottish...

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 native  France. Millions of words have been written about the so-called "Elgin Marbles," the Parthenon sculptures...

How the Parthenon Was Built to Withstand Anything

The Parthenon is one of the most iconic structures in the history of Western civilization. It stands in splendor on Acropolis Hill in Athens, and has stood like that for 2,500 years. Experts believe that the ingenuity of the...

New Lighting Scheme Completed at Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Monument

The redesigned lighting for all the major Athenian monuments is now complete, with the new lighting for the temple of Hephaestus and the monument to Philopappos shown for the first time on Tuesday evening in the Greek capital. The lighting...

Acropolis Museum Has Gone Entirely Digital

The Acropolis Museum launched a new website on Monday that brings the museum's collection to life through digital exhibitions and an extensive virtual catalogue of its ancient artifacts. The new website includes not just information about the museum's history, future...