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  • Acropolis Museum Essay

    The Acropolis Museum was opened to the public in 2009 and was built to replace the original museum that had sat on the site since the original foundations were laid in 1865 (30 years after the Turkish garrison withdrew from the Acropolis. Integral to this decision to build the museum was the desire to build a space that was equipped to house and conserve the artifacts from the Acropolis and to reunite the Parthenon sculptures. The museum has five permanent galleries to do this – The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, The Archaic Gallery, The Parthenon Gallery, Propylaia, Athena Nike and Erechtheion Gallery and the 5th century BC to the 5th century AD Gallery. The completed museum does have the amenities to house the sculptures if they are…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Elgin Marbles

    seems that some national museums are now expanding this statement to include art as well. Countries are clamoring for the return of priceless pieces of art that they claim were unjustly seized from their homelands while the museums that these items now occupy shout back that their ownership is inarguably legal and honest. The beloved Elgin Marbles of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece have become the epitome of both judicial and moral grey area in the arena of repatriation. The British Museum,…

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  • Early Classic Maya Civilization: The Rosalila Temple

    are evidence of the people that were occupying the area after 900 B.C. These concentrations surrounded the settlement of what we know today as The Copan Principal Group, which defines the Classic Maya capital. The Principal Group consists of the series of open spaces like the Grand Plaza in the northern portion followed by the super imposed structures which consequently lead to the raised Acropolis, which is flanked in the south by the elite residential settlement of “El Cementerio”. The…

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  • Research Paper On The Parthenon

    In 1816, the pieces were bought by the British Government, and to this day, sit in the British Museum for all to see. One common argument for keeping the sculptures in Britain is that the pieces should remain across the world so that all people could enjoy the art and appreciate its history. Forbes.com says that, "The British Museum claims that the removal of the objects saved them from destruction, as they were not being protected at the time." (Amineddoleh, Forbes), but the people of Athens…

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  • The Importance Of The Elgin Marbles

    As a temple created for the goddess Athena, the Parthenon is one of the greatest structures of the ancient world and a symbol of ancient Greek culture. In the 1800s after the Parthenon was partially destroyed, Lord Elgin took pieces of the Parthenon back to London and is now in the British Museum. For centuries many people believe that the British Museum should return the Parthenon Marbles aka the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. These Marbles have great historical and cultural significance in…

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  • Parthenon Marble Collection Research Paper

    beautiful buildings in New York City. The Olympic building located on fifth avenue between fifty first and fifty second street. Once you enter the building you will immediately notice the Parthenon marble cast collection against the wall. However, these marbles cast are copies of the originals, but these are so perfectly redone that you can probably mistake them for the originals. The design of the hallway, which the marble cast collection is in, is so simple and elegant that it also brings life…

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  • How Did Pericles Build The Parthenon?

    In 447BCE, Pericles began the project he is most famous for: the building program on the Acropolis. The program's chief aim was to restore various Athenian temples and build more temples and other great buildings to glorify Athens. Furthermore, it offered Athenians the chance to display their imperial might through their architectural achievements. In 447/6 BC, work was begun on building the Parthenon. The Parthenon was designed to house an enormous gold and ivory statue of Athena, which was…

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  • The Importance Of Parthenon In Greece

    Greeks valued balance because it creates a sense of harmony, something valued highly in both architecture as well as personality; it was considered the reflection of someone considered an intellectual with a well-developed sense of morality. The Greeks designed each of their major cities with this in mind, and thus, the acropolis was born. Each big city was based on a similar formula (they were very fond of mathematics and algorithms), with components including a cluster of buildings on the…

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  • Compare And Contrast City And Greek Cities

    most prominent religious buildings of Manhattan are its Churches. Typically, both of these structures consist of one main entrance that leads to a large open space with its religious figure at the center of the audiences view. For Greek temples, this large open space known as the Cella had a statue of the Greek god the temple worshiped at its center. For a church, its large open space known as the nave defined the main congregational space amongst the priest and the community. The nave always…

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  • Denver Children's Museum Analysis

    Denver Children’s Museum. The Denver Children’s Museum (at Marsico) houses over 20 hands-on exhibits for children and their families to engage in. The museum’s philosophy encompasses the importance of creating an environment where both children and [their] adults learn through the use of play (Brenkert, 2012). Some exhibits include, but are not limited to: Art Studio (includes paint, crayons, clay, etc.), Teaching Kitchen (cooking), Kinetics! (motion and gravity), Village of Healthy Smiles…

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