January 31, 2010

Mary Beard would take the Elgin Marbles to her Desert Island

Posted at 11:20 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

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

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. The Elgin Marbles are mentioned about five minutes before the end of the programme.

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