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Elgin Marbles


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A collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and architectural fragments, chiefly from the frieze and pediment of the Parthenon in Athens, brought to England by the diplomat and art connoisseur Thomas Bruce (1766–1841), the 7th Earl of Elgin. Their original exhibition in London had an enormous impact, it being the first time authentic classical Greek sculpture had been on public display.


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