Don Morgan Nielsen continues his dash through the history of narrative art and also looks at some other storytelling masterpieces since the time of Pericles as he considers their part in this great rollicking variety show of humanity.
Tag: Lord Elgin
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen looks at the concept of “narrative” and the Sculptures’ role in a great story that was broken and interrupted by Elgin and remains broken and interrupted to this day.
In this week’s Parthenon Report Don Morgan Nielsen presents the great men and women whose philhellenic stance made a significant contribution to Greek culture.
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen explores the fine line between the justice of morality and conventional legal justice in the international effort to have the British Museum return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.
In this week’s column Don Morgan Nielsen explores the merits of a judicial resolution of the Parthenon Sculptures case at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
Another great initiative by the Hellenic Initiative to raise awareness of Greek issues as it continues its fundraising efforts for fire-stricken Greece. Passionate Philhellenes like David Hill and Stephen Fry remind us, in their discussion, of the beauty of the culture and the country that is Greece!
As Don Morgan Nielsen very correctly puts it, no discussion about the fate of the Parthenon Sculptures would be complete without talking about the British Museum Act 1963 and the constraints it imposes on us.
In this second edition of our weekly column ‘The Parthenon Report’, Classicist, Olympian and strategic advisor Don Morgan Nielsen addresses the question: “What role does our Parthenon play in this new era, as a monument and as a symbol?”
In the launch of his weekly column, The Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen shares a personal retrospective of his connection with Greek culture and the Parthenon.
For anyone heading to Athens, the Acropolis is a definite must-see. We have put together some interesting facts to shine even more light on this monument which is a universal symbol of civilisation and one of the greatest architectural complexes to ever be built.
The Ancient Greeks revered their gods in statuary and sculpture and art and Persephone was no exception because of her rare beauty and intensity. The Two Goddesses famously adorned the East Pediment of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in their “marbl’d immortality” until they were forcibly removed by Lord Elgin and his men, beginning in 1802.