Here's the bullets, don't touch the columns
During the Greece's fight for independence in 1826-27, a Turkish garrison in Acropolis was besieged by Greek fighters. When the Turks ran low on bullets, they began to cut the marble columns to use the lead within as bullets. The Greeks sent them ammunition saying: "Here are bullets, don't touch the columns." After independence was gained, one of the first Acts passed by the Greek government was for the protection and preservation of national monuments.