Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Elgin Marbles

Elgin Marbles, a collection of bas-reliefs and statuary brought to England from the Parthenon of Athens by the seventh Lord Elgin in 1814. They are now in the British Museum, having been bought by the nation. Some question the propriety of their removal from their original site, but there is no question that they are a most valuable collection from an artistic point of view. Many nations possess casts of them, and they have been fully described.