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The Elgin Marbles Screen Saver

The Elgin Marbles are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures, inscriptions and architectural members that originally belonged to the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.  The sculptures are also known as the Parthenon Marbles.  This screen saver contains 20 images of just a few of the Elgin Marbles taken during a recent trip to London while visiting the British Museum where they've been on display since about 1816.  To learn more about the Elgin Marbles click here.

Download and install the screen saver and enjoy it as long as you like.  It's free, but a donation is always appreciated.  Click the donation button below to help BlackDog keep giving things like this cool screen saver away for free.

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BlackDog's Elgin Marbles Saver

Click the picture above or here to download now.  You will be downloading a file named "elgin.exe" in case you forget the name.  (File size = 1.76 mb)  Don't forget where you download the file.

To run this screen saver you will need:
Windows 95 (or later) operating systems
256 color display (minimum)
16 mb RAM

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How to Install and Uninstall the Screen Saver:

To install the screen saver, double click on the file name after it's downloaded onto your computer.  Remember, this only works on Windows operating systems.

To uninstall the screen saver, go to your operating system's "Control Panel," then "Add/Remove Programs."  Find the name of the screen saver, highlight it and click "Remove."  That's it.

Note:  The screen saver files on BlackDog have been scanned for viruses and are virus-free and spyware-free.  If you think you got a computer virus or spyware from one of BlackDog's screen savers, you did not download the file from this site.

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More about the Elgin Marbles

The 7th Earl of Elgin, Thomas Bruce, obtained an ambiguous permission from the Ottoman authorities to remove pieces of sculpture from the Acropolis.  The Acropolis is a mountain that is located in the center of Athens, Greece, and the Parthenon is a large building located there which is approximately 2,500 years old.  Between 1801 to 1812 the Earl of Elgin removed about half of the surviving marble sculptures of the Parthenon and transported them by sea to Britain where they now reside in the British Museum.  Although Elgin had permission to remove the marbles, Elgin was criticised for his actions in England and labelled by some as little more than a vandal.  Following a public debate in Parliament and subsequent exoneration of Elgin's actions, the marbles were purchased by the British Government in 1816 and placed on display in the British Museum, where they remain on view in the Duveen Gallery.  However, the legality of the removal has been questioned and the debate continues to this day as to whether the Marbles should remain in the British Museum in London, England or whether they should be returned to Athens, Greece.  For more information, go to the Wikipedia article on the Elgin Marbles.

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