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Mary Beard would take the Elgin Marbles to her Desert Island

On the BBC’s Desert Island Discs this morning was renowned Cambridge classicist, Mary Beard [1].

Those who have listened to this program before, will know that as well as the music, the guest also gets to choose a book & an object to take to their desert island with them. The object that Mary Beard said that she’d take with her was the Elgin Marbles. I wonder if she’d have any more success in borrowing these sculptures than the Greeks have had…

Listen to the full programme here [2]. The Elgin Marbles are mentioned about five minutes before the end of the programme.