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What story is depicted on the west pediment of the Parthenon?

The west pediment faced the Propylaia and depicted the contest between Athena and Poseidon during their competition for the honor of becoming the city’s patron.

What is the subject of the west pediment?

The overall subject of the west pediment was the struggle between Athena and Poseidon, by displaying their magic gifts to the people, for patronage over the region of Attica.

What was depicted in sculpture on the west pediment of the Parthenon there in ancient times we could have seen?

Parthenon Frieze There are two sculpted, triangular-shaped gables known as pediments on each end of the Parthenon. … The West pediment showed the conflict between Athena and Poseidon to claim Attica, an ancient region of Greece which included the city of Athens.

Why does the British Museum have the Elgin marbles?

In 1816, the British Museum bought the Marbles from Elgin. The Elgin Marbles, as they became known, became an instant phenomenon when they went on view the following year. Keats was observed gazing at them in an uninterruptible rapture, and wrote his famous sonnet “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles” in response.

Why do Greek officials want to place the Parthenon in a museum?

A new, hypermodern museum at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens has a defiant purpose: to convince Britain to give back the symbols of ancient Greek glory, the 2,500-year-old sculptures of the Parthenon that were pried off the temple by Lord Elgin two centuries ago.

What does the Parthenon Marbles tell us about ancient Greek society?

That they are the most prominent and symbolic link that modern Athens and modern Athenians have with the greatness of their ancient ancestors. The Parthenon Sculptures were made in Greece by Greeks to honour the glory of Greece. They represent the cultural identity of millions of people.

Where do the Parthenon Marbles belong?

the British Museum, London