This series of sculptures come from the Pathenon and were situated in the triangular bit of the pediment. The sculputres show the progression of day to night. Starting with Helios the sun god rising out of the ocean. Dionysus the god of wine, Demeter, Persephone. The Sculptures were bought by Lord Elgin in 1801, and there is a request that they be returned to Greece. Hebe, Hestia and Aprodite. and finally the horses of Selene, the goddess of night. From here you can visit the Assyrian,Egyptian, Attic, Indian, and Chinese galleries
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