Today we visited the Acropolis and it was one of those times when traveling to multiple destinations demonstrated its value.
On day 2 of our trip we visited the British Museum and saw sculptures that once decorated the outside of the Parthenon including pediments and metopes that illustrate episodes from Greek mythology and the frieze that represents the people of contemporary Athens in religious procession.
Later, in Paris at the Louvre, we had seen the tenth metope from the south facade of the Parthenon and the Plaque of Ergastines.
Today, we saw the Parthenon and envisioned those pieces on the massive structure.
We also discussed how it is that pieces from the Parthenon are scattered about in museums far from Greece and the current debate about their rightful home. (A debate we could easily see the validity of both sides and had no quick answer to.)