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    DescriptionThe Parthenon sculptures collected by Lord Elgin nearly 200 years ago rank amongst the highest achievements of mankind. Since they went on display in the British Museum in 1817, artists, scholars, poets and millions of visitors have stood before them in wonder. This book tells their story, beginning in the fifth century BC when the Parthenon was built in Athens. The author explains what the sculptures represent, who made them and how they fitted into the grand design of the temple. He describes their gradual destruction by religious zealots, beseiging Venetians and other vandals before Lord Elgin brought them to the safety of London.

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    The Elgin Marbles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) B.F. Cook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714121345
    ISBN 10: 0714121347

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG, 1DVG
    DC21: 733.30938
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    50 colour illustrations, 50 b&w illustrations
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    Publication date
    29 September 1997
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