Monday, April 15, 2013
No not my marbles - they have been pronounced intact by a doctor and the dreaded interview was quite pleasant with him showing me his photo blog and then looking at mine. I was unsure of the exact date on Saturday - but then so was he -we had to check.
This post is about the Elgin marbles bought by Lord Elgin for £39,000 from theTurkish goverment including documents and now safely housed in the British Museum. I used to think they should be returned to the Greeks but having read Richard Dorment's article in the DailyTelegraph 15th April 2013 -" The Elgin Marbles will never be returned to Athens", I have second thoughts. Seeing the state of the marbles one can believe that Turkish soldiers used them for target pratice.
Nevertheless they are fantastic.
Inside the museum -in spite of the visitors there is a calming atmosphere.
Great to see the children absorbing the culture
This was stunning and one felt the headless figures would dance right off the stage. There are Greek, Roman and Egyptian collections but I'm sure you will recognise which are which.
More to come:)