Greek and Roman Architecture (Room 77)

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560 BC – AD 300

The British Museum has an especially important collection of architecture and architectural sculpture from ancient Greek buildings.

Fragments of buildings on display in Room 77 include the earlier and later temples of Artemis at Ephesos, the Propylaea (gateway), Erechtheum and Nike temple from the Acropolis of Athens, the temple of Apollo at Bassae, the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos and the temple of Athena Polias at Priene. The Roman architecture on display in the room includes examples of the Corinthian and Composite orders in particular.