Here's part of the content - you would like to know it all? Delve into this book today!..... : The lines pertaining to the removal of the marbles allowed Elgin and his team to fix scaffolding, make drawings, make mouldings in chalk or gypsum, measure the remains of the ruined buildings and excavate the foundations which may have become covered in the [ghiaja (meaning gravel, debris)]; and . . . that when they wish to take away [qualche (meaning 'a few')] pieces of stone with old inscriptions or figures thereon, that no opposition be made thereto.
...The Pentelic marble, from which the sculptures are made, naturally acquires a tan colour similar to honey when exposed to air; this colouring is often known as the marble's patina but Lord Duveen, who financed the whole undertaking, acting under the misconception that the marbles were originally white probably arranged for the team of masons working in the project to remove discoloration from some of the sculptures.
... the assertion that fulfilling all restitution claims would empty most of the world's great museums - this has also caused concerns among other European and American museums, with one potential target being the famous bust of Nefertiti in Berlin's Neues Museum; in addition, portions of Parthenon marbles are kept by many other European museums, so the Greeks would then establish a precedent to claim these other artworks;
... Despite the British Museum's position on its ownership of the marbles, in 1998, a poll carried out by Ipsos MORI asking If there were a referendum on whether or not the Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece, how would you vote?
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Inside the Guide: Elgin Marbles, Ian Jenkins (curator), Francesco Morosini, Dorothy King, British Museum Act 1963, British Museum, Benin Bronzes, Bassae Frieze, Antonio Canova, Age of Enlightenment, Acropolis Museum