The elgin marbles are british owned purchased by the crown from lord elgin in 1816 and presented by parliament to the british museum.
British marbles museum.
Unfortunately the parthenon marbles in the british museum have been known by many as the elgin marbles.
On december 5 the british museum announced that it would loan a piece of the elgin marbles to the state hermitage museum in st.
The objects were removed from the parthenon at athens and from other ancient buildings and shipped to england by arrangement of thomas.
More recently the institution has gone on to argue that it sheltered and preserved the marbles from environmental damage as the parthenon was.
The parthenon marbles in the british museum are a collection of classical greek marble sculptures depicting scenes from greek mythology that were originally part of the parthenon and other buildings on the acropolis of athens.
Elgin marbles collection of ancient greek sculptures and architectural details in the british museum london where they are now called the parthenon sculptures.
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Greece s government says the sculptures were stolen from athens in the 19th century and should be returned.
The amaravati collection sometimes called the amaravati marbles is a series of 120 sculptures and inscriptions in the british museum from the amaravathi mahachaitya in amaravathi guntur in the indian state of andhra pradesh the amaravati artefacts entered the museum s collection in the 1880s.
The amaravati sculptures have also been called the elliot marbles on account of their association.
The parthenon marbles on display at the british museum.
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The elgin marbles on display at the british museum in london mr dowden s letter seen by the sunday telegraph comes after a summer of cultural clashes over britain s colonial past.
The british museum would in turn begin to justify its possession of the marbles by positioning itself as preservers of the sculptures which the ottomans had taken to grinding up for limestone.