In the British museum

World Heritage sites from which "non-portable" objects have been removed which are now in the British Museum. "Non portable" is defined as
a. Integral to the structure from which they have been removed
b. Not intended to be moved from the site
c. Of "significant" size and weight

Connected Sites

  • Acropolis Elgin Marbles. The Parthenon Frieze Link
  • Ahwar of Southern Iraq Uruk Trough (also Royal Game of Ur and Standard of Ur, which both may seen as portable) Link
  • Ancient Thebes The Tomb Chapel of Nebamun - 11 wall paintings from a tomb "somewhere on the west bank of Thebes" Link
  • Borobudur 2 Buddha statue heads from the stupas surrounding the central mound were included in the "Raffles Collection" gifted to the British Museum. 1 (at least) is on show in room 33 Link
  • Ephesus Croesus' signature has been found on the base of one of the columns of the temple (now on display in the British Museum) (wiki)
  • Meroe The best of the reliefs were taken down stone by stone in 1905, and set up partly in the British Museum (wiki)
  • Rapa Nui Easter Island Head "Hoa Hakananai'a" (weighs 4 tons) Link
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple "Of the four stone lions guarding the top of the staircases only one remain. A second one is located at the British Museum in London. As for the whereabouts of the other two, they are still unknown." -wiki
  • Susa Glazed brick guardsman frieze, taken from a Susa palace Link
  • Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae "Bassae Sculptures" - Twenty three blocks from the frieze that ran around the interior of the building showing the battle between the Greeks and Amazons and the Lapiths and Centaurs. Link
  • Xanthos-Letoon "The city (of Xanthos) was rediscovered in 1838 by Charles Fellows. He brought 70 boxes of reliefs and sarcophagi on board the ship HMS Beacon, which he shipped to the British Museum" (Wiki)- in particular the Nereid Monument Link


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