The Elgin Marbles are the beautiful carvings that decorated the famous Parthenon on the acropolis of Athens. But to see these carvings, don’t go to Athens. Instead you’ll need to visit the British Museum, as we did on our recent trip to England.
They are wonderfully displayed. But if you are a native Greek, you probably want them back. In fact every time I’ve been to the Acropolis there is someone passing out pamplets arguing for their return. The British, though, aren’t giving them back any time soon. They maintain that they were never stolen but instead purchased fair and square. And they also say they are taking good care of them.