Art: Heroes out of Hiding

They never knew it, but Britons who used the Aldwych station in London's Underground (subway) to hide from German bombs had classical company. Workmen last week began removing some $16,000,000 worth of ancient heroes & heroines from an offshoot of the Underground station. The ancients were the British Museum's famed Elgin Marbles, plucked from the Parthenon (in 1801) by Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin.


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