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1.0 out of 5 stars
Prejudiced and unreliable, 21 Feb 2006
There are several valuable, scientifically prestigious, editions about Acropolis monuments and their impact today. The best imho is "The Parthenon and its impact in modern times", Melissa Publications, Athens 1994 (collective edition of several top scientists of the field). Even if we want a small, easily readable, but interesting and reliable handbook of an English scientist expressing the arguments-would-to-be of the British Museum too, "The Parthenon" of Mary Beard is a fair choice. This one of Dr. King, aka PhDiva (sic), is just the crap writing of a prejudiced would-be scientist, written for no only other purpose than supporting the barbaric dismantlement of our (for all western civilized people, at least) holy monuments.
This blond PhDiva (sic) is a living embarassement for all honourable English hellenists, classicists, or common civilized English citizens (see e.g. The British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles, parthenonuk.com), supporting the restoration and unity of Akropolis, the holiest natural, architectonical and artistic monument of our Western civilization. Fortunatelly, we know she does not at all represents the majority of English people.