The Elgin Affair

The Elgin Affair

The Abduction of Antiquity's Greatest Treasures and the Passions It Aroused

Book - 1997
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Drawing on letters, diaries, official government reports and memoranda, divorce proceedings, and on his own earlier work on the subject, the author recreates the controversial story of what has been called the greatest art theft in history. He brings to life this tale of intrigue and ruin, and concludes with the latest battles between the Greek and English governments over the rightful ownership of the priceless Greek sculptures that adorned the Parthenon in Athens for more than 2,000 years and now reside in the British Museum. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. ; Boston : Distributed by Little, Brown, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781559703864
1559703865
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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