3.04.2011

Lost Parthenon Metopes Located?

AFP: Long-lost marble fragments found in Acropolis walls

Archaeologists in Athens think that some metope panels may have been built into an 18th century fortification wall. This would be very exciting news! Thomas Hope, before Elgin's day, drew frieze blocks built into the walls, and at the time sculptures were little valued for anything other than turning into lime or re-using for their marble, so this is not altogether surprising.

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