new
or
You are here : Stone Home > Info Center > STONEBTB News > What is Parthen marbles mine?

What is Parthen marbles mine?

Updated:2011-02-18 14:49:15

The Parthenon Marbles mine, known also as the Elgin Marbles, are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures (mostly by Phidias and his pupils), inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1799–1803, had obtained a controversial permission from the Ottoman authorities to remove pieces from the Acropolis.

From 1801 to 1812 Elgin's agents removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon, as well as architectural members and sculpture from the Propylaea and Erechtheum. The marbles transported by sea to Britain. In Britain, the acquisition of the collection was supported by some, while other critics compared Elgin's actions to vandalism or looting. There is controversy as to whether the removed pieces were purchased from the ruling government of the time or not.

Premium Related Products
Mosaic slate
Price:Negotiation
IranIran
Mosaic slate
Mosaic slate
Price:Negotiation
Origin:Iran
Categories:Slate
Iran Dash
IranIran
Peper Grey
Peper Grey
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:Granite
Yunfu YuSheng Stone CO. LTD
ChinaChina
Gris Red
Gris Red
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:Granite
Yunfu YuSheng Stone CO. LTD
ChinaChina
Browse by: Stone Manufacturers | All Products | For Buyers | For Sellers | Suppliers | Stonebtb.com International | Stonebtb.com China | Site Map
About Us | Stonebtb Service | Contact Us | Our Partners | Video | Exchange Link | Terms of Use
Copyright 2007-2020 Stonebtb.com All rights seserced