Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value
Clare Byam Shaw
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Summary:A documentary about the controversy which has surrounded the 19th-century removal of sculpture from the Parthenon. Since 1802, when Lord Elgin, the British Ambassador in Constantinople, stripped the so-called "Elgin marbles" from the Temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens and sent them back to England, a controversy has raged about the rightful ownership of these stones and carvings. The documentary draws on reports of the time and a dramatic reconstruction to show the events surrounding the removal.