Dig season wraps up for 'Mentor', the brig carrying Acropolis antiquities looted by Elgin

October 16, 2019 - General

Salvage work on the historic shipwreck of “Mentor” off Kythira island in southern Greece, which carried off sculpture from the Acropolis and Athens by order of British Lord Elgin, wrapped up another season recently with small finds including sections of the sail pulleys, the ministry of culture said on Tuesday.

General view of the wreck and the site of the excavation
[Credit: G. Isaris]
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