October 17, 2012
Graham Bishop has just released the latest in his series of Commissaire Pierre Rousseau Mysteries, called Return to the Parthenon. Much of the story is based around the marbles, that were lost at sea in the wreck of the Mentor off the coast of Kythera
It is available to buy as an e-book from Amazon. You can read the first chapter on the author’s website.
Return to the Parthenon (Commissaire Pierre Rousseau Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]
When HMS Mentor sank off the island of Kythira in 1802, 17 crates of sculptures prized off the Parthenon on the orders of Lord Elgin went to the bottom of the sea. Later they were all salvaged and taken to England. Or were they? Did the islanders save some of the sculptures themselves and conceal them on the island before the salvagers arrived? Why is an Italian diving team now searching the wreck? Pierre Rousseau and his Greek colleagues become involved in investigating what could be the find of the century. Returning lost scuptures to the Acropolis Museum in Athens would create a sensation. Or is all just a hoax to attract more tourists to the island?
- Commissaire Pierre Rousseau & the Parthenon Marbles : August 6, 2012
- Lecture in New South Wales on excavations surrounding Mentor wreck : December 6, 2011
- Divers explore the wreck of ship that carried the Elgin Marbles from Greece : March 16, 2012
- Wreck of the Mentor that carried Elgin Marbles excavated off coast of Kythera : March 17, 2012
- Elgin’s artefacts that got lost in transit : November 23, 2012
- Excavating the wreck of the Mentor – Lord Elgin’s ship that carried the Parthenon Marbles : July 20, 2012
- More on the finds related to Lord Elgin and the Parthenon sculptures during excavations of the Mentor shipwreck off Kythera : November 27, 2012
- New finds from wreck of Elgin’s ship off Kythera : November 22, 2016