Restoration during rulership of King Othon

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"The Parthenon received still more attention in the first years of the nineteenth century, when Lord Elgin completed his negotiations the Ottoman regime to remove much of the sculptural program. [...] In the decades that followed (1821-9), the Greeks staged their successful revolution that gained them independence from Ottoman rule. There ensued what has been called the "rediscovery of Greece." The establishment of a new government, led by the Bavarian king Otto, was accompanied by an influx of artists and travelers from the West, with a corresponding increase in the number of visual representations of the antiquities."

— Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, "Well-Recorded Worth": Photographs of the Parthenon

The Parthenon: From Antiquity to the Present. Google Books.

Prince Otto of Bavaria, who became King Otto of Greece. Painting by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1833.

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Greek War of Independence (1821-1830)



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Published in 11/10/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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