2014 Archived News

Video presentation in the Parthenon Gallery at the Acropolis Museum featuring 3D-imaging of the frieze blocks

Four video presentation in the Parthenon Gallery at the Acropolis Museum featuring 3D-imaging of the frieze blocks.

1. Illustration from the west frieze - the rider with the restless horse at the centre of the frieze. In 1801 the scene was intact. The rider's head of which Elgin had made a cast, was lost prior to 1870.

http://www.youtube.com/ west frieze

 2. East Frieze Block VI, restoration, length 4.20 metres, weight 7 tons

http://www.youtube.com/ BlockVI

 

3. Block II from the north frieze - the chiselling

http://www.youtube.com/ Block II from the north frieze

4. South frieze, Block III - until the mid 18th century the block remained intact. During the summer of 1803, Elgin's team used iron crow bars and exploited the natural cracks of the marble to detach the piece with the sculpted surface. The detached piece was transported to England and eventually found its way to the British Museum. 

http://www.youtube.com/ Block III from the south frieze