elgin marbles meaning

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Noun: Elgin Marbles
  1. A collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias; chiefly from the Parthenon in Athens

Type of: statuary

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  1. amongst its more notable acquisitions were the rosetta stone and the infamous elgin marbles
  2. This being Greece, an obvious example is the Elgin marbles.
  3. It's the same with the Elgin Marbles in London.
  4. The Elgin Marbles are on exhibit at the British Museum.
  5. They are now commonly referred to as the Elgin Marbles.

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