The Parthenon’s Sculptures

"The Parthenon’s Sculptures"

Production of cultural documentary on the history of The Parthenon’s sculptures. It starts from the 5th century B.C. when the Parthenon was built as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. It follows the history over the ages to the crucial point of the turn of the 19th century  when Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, British Ambassador to the Sublime Porte of Constantinople (Istanbul) stripped down the monuments of the Acropolis and  brought them to London.

The documentary will trace as well the underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying the sculptures plundered from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin.