Archive for the ‘Parthenon Marbles (DO NOT CALL THE ELGIN MARBLES!)’ Category

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? | Effrosyni’s Blog

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? by Effrosyni Moschoudi To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite ...

Lord Elgin and the misappropriated manuscripts, a forgotten history

Friday, September 25th, 2015

In William St. Clair’s fascinating, and very well documented book Lord Elgin & The Marbles; the controversial history of the Parthenon sculptures (third revised edition, 1998) one can read an account about the illicit removal of ancient manuscripts: “Professor Carlyle had been attached to Lord Elgin’s Embassy by the government ...

Tom Flynn – Let’s hear it for the British Museum — the greatest and most universal of all Universal Museums!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I have just had a Damascus moment. The scales have fallen from my eyes. I have seen the light. The British Museum (left) is unquestionably the greatest cultural institution on earth. We all know this, but how many of us fully appreciate it until we cross the threshold and enter ...