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Study suggests more damage caused to Parthenon Sculptures by Victorian vandals and British Museum than Athens’ air pollution

December 15, 2019 - General

A new analysis of Lord Elgin’s original casts of the Parthenon marbles has revealed details effaced by Victorian vandals — and air pollution — following the classical sculptures’ removal from Greece in the early 19th century

The black head represents an area present in the Elgin casts but now missing on the original sculptures
[Credit: Emma Payne/Trustees of the British Museum]Dr Emma Payne, a specialist in classics and…

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