Ancient Athens was the cultural heart of the classical Greek world between 508–322 BC. Miraculously, many buildings from ancient Athens still survive today. Here's a guide on how to visit the main sites of Ancient Athens during your visit to the capital of Greece.
British Museum, The Parthenon Marbles, is a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin obtained a controversial permit from the Ottoman authorities to remove pieces from the Parthenon. From 1801 to 1812, Elgin's agents removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon.
Detail from the statue of the "Piraeus Apollo" in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (Athens). This is an archaic-style bronze (ranking among the very few such bronzes survived till us) dating from the 6th century BC, possibily from the years 530/520s BC.