Despite the heated protestations of a long string of government ministers, historians and other experts from around the world, British Museum officials state they have every legal right to own the Marbles — despite the fact that they were chipped off a building that is the embodiment of Greek history itself, and they were taken at a time when Greece was occupied by a foreign power.
The beauty and grace of the Caryatids is truly something that must be seen in person. The women, who appear to hold up the building by baskets on their heads — which form the capitals of their columnar bodies — wear peplos, a simple tunic pinned on each shoulder.
Athens’ gleaming, state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum has left a space for the missing sister, hoping that the British Museum will return the lonely artifact.
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