Elgin Marbles

The Elgin marbles.
I stand alone in the room.
Did that one just move?

Inspired by the Elgin Marbles, a collection of classical Greek statues completed by Phidias and his assistants. They are called the Elgin Marbles in reference to Thomas Bruce, the seventh Earl of Elgin, who removed the statues from Greece between 1801 and 1812. They are now housed in the British Museum. However, the marbles are controversial because Greece has expressed disapproval regarding the removal of the statues from Greece, and believes that the British government should return them. The issue has yet to be resolved.