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Artwork by Debbie Loftus of a Parthenon Frieze

Lines of Site: The Parthenon Frieze

Please note: this event has been CANCELLED

Tue 28 January - Fri 27 March

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The bleached and broken stones that make up the Parthenon frieze as we see it today are like an immense beautiful jigsaw from which innumerable pieces have been lost. Those absences are poignant because they remind us that we are seeing isolated pieces of a distant, seemingly perfect world that can never be recaptured in its pristine entirety.

But this vision of the shattered stones is a romantic creation.

The colour choices made by ancient artists can seem garish to modern eyes, while the Parthenon itself is a war memorial, paid for with protection money. Over the centuries the magnificent temple and sculptures have suffered immense damage: some of it accidental, but mostly caused deliberately by vandals and warring factions.

The weathered stones that survive are facets of a historical process that stretches back 2,500 years. The stories they tell, recorded in the fractures and absences that inform Lines of Site, resonate richly with contemporary life.

Cost: Free

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10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Friday every week from Tuesday 28 January until Saturday 28 March

10:00am-1:00pm Saturday every week from Saturday 1 February until Friday 20 March

All times

Tue 28 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 31 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 1 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 4 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 6 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 7 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 8 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 11 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 15 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 18 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 22 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 25 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 3 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 March 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 10 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 March 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue 17 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Access Information: www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/visit-us/access
Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Cast Gallery
Sidgwick Avenue
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +441223330402
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