10British Museum Artifacts

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The Acropolis also called as ‘The Acropolis of Athens’ is a medieval fortress located in Athens, Greece. It was first called Cecropia, named after the first king of Athens, Cecrops known as the Serpent man. The most important building is the Parthenon. Here are some fascinating facts about the Acropolis; Many artifacts from the Acropolis are currently lying in British Museums. The 7th Earl of Elgin, Thomas Bruce took many artifacts from Parthenon at the beginning of the 18th century. These sculptures are now known as Elgin Marbles and they were bought by the British Museum in London. The Greek government is trying everything possible to bring them back home. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!