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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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The expression “Elgin Marbles” refers to the classical architectural elements, and especially the sculpture, removed from the Athenian Acropolis by ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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Group of sculptures from the Acropolis of Athens, including sculptures of the Parthenon. They were transported (1803–12) ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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Art & Architecture
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A collection of Greek sculpture and architectural fragments from the Acropolis in Athens acquired by the British diplomat Thomas Bruce ...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

Athenian friezes and sculptures collected by Thomas Bruce (1766–1841), seventh Earl of Elgin, during his tenure as ambassador ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
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 ... More

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