The British (by way of Greece)

Another of my favorite museums. So much stuff to explore. When we were there in the 1990s, we were looking for the lou, and happened by chance on a room containing the Elgin Marbles. These are sculptures from ancient times that had adorned the frieze of the Parthenon in Athens. I think the Turks were storing gunpowder in the building and they or the British blew it up, so it is damaged to this day. But the British somehow got all the sculptures, having something also to do with a Lord Elgin. They are in the British Museum and my very favorite sculpture in the whole wide world is the photo in this post. Lots to explore in this virtual museum. Click here to see the British Museum Streetviews.

And for more on the Elgin Marbles, go this way.

BONUS – an amazing world history interactive thingy – superb! British Museum Timeline of the World Interactive Work.