The “Elgin Marbles” The “Elgin Marbles” ... You dare call them that! ... as if your larceny could be justified by such a vile name! It just reeks of scat, a moniker no Grecian can abide! “Lord” Elgin, axing stones, you hauled them off, with Ottoman connivance in your grasp, your crime a mortal sin at which we scoff, your pride of possession worthy of an asp! By shaming Athen’s pride, the Parthenon, your imperial gall’s outstripped your sins, your every game you play another con, another ploy in sick political spins. The British Museum claims, “It’s for the best!” and touts your barefaced lies as if in jest. Richard Vallance April 20 2019
senryu – Parthenon’s marbles = les marbres du Parthenon Parthenon’s marbles stuffed in the British Museum – hall of horrors! les marbres du Parthenon dans le British Museum – quelle salle d’horreurs ! Richard Vallance The theft of the Parthenon marbles by Lord Elgin and the British from 1801 to 1812 is one of the most appalling crimes of highway robbery in all history! It is a filthy act of depredation, and it deserves nothing less than our condemnation and scorn. But of course the British at the British Museum are disgusting idiots who simply cannot see the writing on the wall!
Progress on the restoration of the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nikei and the Propylaia: Part B, what the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nikei and the Propylaia look like NOW: The restoration of Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nikei and the Propylaia is making fantastic progress as of 2018. Here we have 5 amazing photos of the restoration of the Parthenon itself between 2015 and 2018. And here you see a composite of the Temple of Athena Nikei Athena Victorious) as it looked in the nineteenth century (first picture) and then in its present greatly refurbished condition next three pictures): And here we see composites of the Propylaia past (nineteenth century): and present condition of the Propylaia, 2018: Present condition of the ceiling and the stunning Ionic columns of the Propylaia, which are breath-taking, previously completely destroyed before the twentieth century. Now this is what I call REAL progress:
Knossos, Bull Portico photos, Third Palace, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE) Post 1 of 2:
Here you see the first 3 photos of the Bull Portico photos, Third Palace, Knossos, Late Minoan IIIb (ca. 1450 BCE). The architecture is simple, but magnificent. The fresco of the bull is stunning. The bull was the standard symbol of almost all ancient Occidental civilizations, and that of Persia as well, until later into Antiquity. I wish to draw your attention specifically to the incredibly accurate circular designs on the frieze. As with all Greek architecture, the proportions are absolutely perfect, from one circle to the next.
Even the Parthenon of Athens was flanked by bulls at its entrance, as illustrated here: