Top 10 Ancient Greek Masterpieces

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The Parthenon Frieze

This frieze was created between 443 and 437 BC. Of the 97 surviving stones from the Frieze, 56 are presented in the British Museum of London. The largest portion of the other stones are exhibits in the Acropolis Museum in France. Because the British Museum refuses to return the 56 pieces of the Frieze to its place of origin (Greece), there’s actually quite a lot of tension between the British Museum and the one in Acropolis.

The British might have toned it down a bit with their colonization efforts, but they’re not bending over backwards to fix the damage done and make amends.

The Parthenon Frieze |  Top 10 Ancient Greek Masterpieces | ZestRadar

The Siren Vase

This is, hands down, one of the most well-known art pieces from Ancient Greece. It depicts the sirens that are trying to seduce Odysseus during his long, tedious, and perilous return home from Ithaca. Historians place the creation of this Greek masterpiece between 480 and 470 BC. Like the Parthenon Frieze, this vase is also part of the British Museum’s collection.

The Siren Vase  |  Top 10 Ancient Greek Masterpieces | ZestRadar

The Fallen Warrior of Aphaia

This sculpture was made in 510BC. As you can tell from the title — it depicts a badly injured warrior who, despite his injuries, refuses to surrender to his enemies. This sculpture was discovered in the 20th century and is currently on display at the Glyptothek museum in Munich.

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