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Greek Art:The Blond Boy The Blond Boy (due to his surviving yellow hair color traces). Discovered on the Acropolis, 1887. Athens Acropolis Museum. 490-480 BC

Elgin Marbles The Parthenon Marbles, known also as the Elgin Marbles, are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures, inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1799–1803, had obtained a controversial permission from the Ottoman authorities to remove pieces from the Acropolis.