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The temple’s pediments were adorned with magnificent sculptures representing the Battle of Troy, which can not be seen there anymore since they have been taken by the Turks during the 19th century, as many of Greece’s marbles, and got sold to Ludwig of Bavaria, the father of King Othon.
They are now exposed in the Munich Glyptothek Museum. They were restored by the Danish neoclassic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. These works exerted a formative influence on the local character of Neoclassicism in Munich, as exhibited in the architecture of Leo von Klenze.
I enjoyed watching pediments in 2004 not knowing that three years later I would find myself in Aegina at the Aphaia Temple.
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