Gemma thought taking the boys to the British Museum to see the Elgin Marbles would be an educational experience. She was wrong, of course. ("Elgin Marbles: detail of a frieze from the Parthenon". Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. )
The Elgin Marbles are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures (mostly by Phidias and his pupils), inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens.