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Amal Clooney should back off. Lord Elgin was a hero who saved the marbles for the world. DT 21Oct14 Selwood. "Any art lover who has read up the real story will know that the collection of marbles in the British Museum simply would not exist today without Elgin because they were being systematically destroyed in Athens. If Elgin had not intervened, they would be a mere memory, like the Afghani Buddhas at Bamiyan, dynamited into oblivion by the Taliban in 2001."

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About the Golden Ratio: The Golden Ratio can be illustrated within special dimensions of Sprials, Triangles and Rectangles where the ratio of the length of the short side to the long side is .618, was noted by ancient Greek architects as the most visually pleasing rectangle and its dimensions were used to construct buildings such as the Parthenon.

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Athens' Acropolis Museum is a journey through time

A model of the west pediment of the Parthenon showing Greek gods Athena and Poseidon. History buffs will love the Acropolis Museum, where ancient Greek history meets modern architecture. Read more in our story on one of the world's best museums.

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I love where I am from and encourage everyone else to take some time to embrace the best parts of it as well.

http://500px.com/photo/186077271 27/11/16 Following the sun by YannisKaralis -There is something hopeful about winter sun especially when it gets dark so early and the cold is not far away. This is a view from the top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh where we went to find the copy of the Parthenon you can see from all over the city. We really enjoyed our taster of Scotland and in the 4 days we managed to experience the best of Edinburgh plus a day in Glasgow and another in St. Andrews both by…

'Acropolis of Athens during the Mycenaean period (1500-1300 BCE). The Mycenaean palace wall, also known as Pelasgiko (or Pelargiko), is currently visible near the Propylaea. The wall constituted the main means of defense until the end of the archaic period. The citadel had two entrances: north and west. The west, where today stands the Propylaea, had nine gates, the so-called "enneapylon", which, as reported by Thucydides, existed until the entrance of the Persians in Athens in 480 BCE.

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Figure of Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon Фигура Iris с западного фронтона Парфенона.

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from LiveShareTravel

Athens' Acropolis Museum is a journey through time

A model of the west pediment of the Parthenon showing Greek gods Athena and Poseidon. History buffs will love the Acropolis Museum, where ancient Greek history meets modern architecture. Read more in our story on one of the world's best museums.

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