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  • Elgin Marbles Research Paper

    Parthenon in Athens between 1801 and 1805. The Greeks have demanded that they be returned to their homeland and displayed in Athens. The Greek government claims that the Elgin marbles were taken illegally during the country's Turkish occupation and dispute the British Museum Trustees’ legal title to the sculptures. Some Greek officials believe that Lord Elgin bribed Turkish officials to obtain the marbles. The British have a different view; they believe that Lord Elgin obtained the Elgin Marbles legally through the Ottoman empire before Greece won its independence. Another belief of the British is that if the Elgin Marbles are returned it would set a disturbing precedent for major museums. In today’s society many British historians consider the Elgin Marbles relics of an Athenian civilization rather than the modern Greek state If every country, asks for the return of their artifacts every cosmopolitan museum would be emptied of their major exhibitions. The Elgin Marbles are the…

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  • Analysis Of The Bull-Headed Lyre

    displays a dog walking with a table that has animal remains on top. A lion is holding a canister and follows behind the dog. This scene may represent one’s eternal wealth in food and water. In the third register, music is being played. A mammal can be seen playing a bullheaded lyre with a bear supporting it along with a creature shaking a rattle by the bear. The last register shows a man composed with a scorpion giving a speech (Kleiner 38), perhaps commemorating the individual who had passed.…

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  • Stonehenge Essay

    Advancing Life Beyond the Nomadic Era Early man learned measures of control over nature with the use of calendars and the study of architecture. Having the opportunity to live in a permanent structure and schedule events based around a dedicated time-keeping system allowed civilizations to grow, and advance to the current era. Calendars are a part of our normal everyday life. For the majority of the population in the United States, individuals are connected to a digital calendar that transfers…

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  • Why I Chose To Study Anthropology

    For four years during my undergrad I had the privilege of studying Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. When I started college, I believed that I would be pursuing a career in the museum world as a curator or in museum administration. However, my interests in the justice system along with my background in Anthropology conflicted with that goal of working in a museum setting until I found that I could have a career involving both of my areas of study. My…

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  • The Symbols Of Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelly

    The poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelly is about an Egyptian king, Ozymandias. Ozymandias’ real name is King Ramesses II; he is known as Ozymandias by the Greeks. Percy Bysshe Shelly hears about a finding of Ozymandias’ statue near his funeral temple and this basically motivates him to write this poem. The statue is completely demolished, leaving only a few pieces from the statue on the ground and there is no other form of life near it. Percy Bysshe Shelly basically describes what is at and…

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  • Greek Influence On Ancient Western Culture

    The ancient Western world was a world filled with awe and wonder. Never once was there ever a sense of doing something solely for the sake of doing it. During this time, anything that was done was done to the pleasure (or displeasure) of the gods. The gods were treated with the utmost respect in the ancient world. These ancient civilizations are so interesting to us because they are so different us. The way the members of the ancient West lived out their daily lives was quite different to how we…

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  • Characteristics Of The Greek Heroic Period

    Laila Tatum Mrs. Beachler World History 09 March 2016 The Greek Heroic Period The Greek Heroic Period spans roughly from 1200–750 B.C.E(Thirlwall).Greek heroes were, and continue to be, an important part of Ancient Greece, because of their supernatural accomplishments, mental, and physical strength. In addition to that, heroes are significant because they served as role models for the Greeks, but also expressed their own personal struggles; like private doubts, and accepting fate. The…

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  • Pantheon And The Parthenon Analysis

    INTRODUCTION This particular task focuses in comparing and differentiating the style and function of the Pantheon and the Parthenon. As an introduction, in general, I wanted to gain an understanding go how architectural styles and the manner in which buildings’ characteristics and features are planned, designed, and constructed. Additionally, as I worked on this assignment I gained an understanding of role other elements of architectural style include play, such as the building materials,…

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  • Sculpture And Architecture Essay

    surrounded by human children, mer-children, and fish, as well as other aquatic creatures and plant life. The sculpture seems like it use to be part of a fountain, as it has water lines coming out of the back. It is made of of some type of stone, or possibly even concrete. The current purpose of the sculpture is decoration in the park. The statue has some detail but it is not extensive, for example the people do not look extremely life-like in detail. On the other hand, Nike is an extremely…

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  • Greece: The Hellenic Republic

    Edison Zheng Jones Review of Literature 1 11/23/16 Greece Greece, officially known as the Hellenic Republic, is a Parliamentary Republic (a republic based off a system of parliamentary which is consisted of the highest legislature). The President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, was elected by Parliament as every president is every 5 years. The president is the head of the state. The Prime Minister is the Head of the Government. There 's also a decision making body that…

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