Meaning of Elgin marbles

El'gin mar'bles

Pronunciation: (el'gin, -jin), [key]
  1. a group of Greek sculptures of the 5th century b.c., originally on the Parthenon in Athens, and supposedly sculptured under the direction of Phidias: presently in the British Museum in London.
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