Ten rare Parthenon fragments return to the Acropolis Museum


Ten fragments of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon will be transferred to the Acropolis Museum from the warehouse of the National Archaeological Museum, where they have been kept until now.

The fragments include parts of human figures from the eastern and southern frieze of the Parthenon and its northern metopes(a metope (μετόπη) is a rectangular architectural element that fills the space between two triglyphs) and parts of a head from the northern frieze.

One of the fragments was recently featured at the National Archaeological Museum in the exhibition to mark 200 years from the Greek Revolution 1821. The fragment from the north frieze is part of the head of a young figure.

The fragments were documented by the late archaeologist and researcher of ancient Greek sculpture and architecture Giorgos Despinis, and are now among the exhibits at the Acropolis Museum.

According to daily Kathimerini, the Acropolis Museum has started “collecting” small and more vital parts of the Parthenon frieze that have been on display in various museums in Greece.

It was decided that all pieces would return to the a Acropolis museum at so that the only parts that will be missing from Parthenon will be those still in the British Museum.

Τhe Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved the transfer and exhibition of the ten fragments.

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