Illegal Trade in Antiquities is the Scourge of Millennia
The looting of artifacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. To combat this illicit traffic in antiquities it is necessary to have a comprehensive international strategy, which allows once and for all to stop...
Stephen Fry’s Ground-Breaking Proposal for the Parthenon Marbles
British actor and longtime activist Stephen Fry has a new idea for the return of the Parthenon Marbles which has quite a unique twist, one that uses virtual reality to allow visitors to see them reunited together in Athens...
Ancient Cuneiform Tablet Returned to Iraq from US
An ancient cuneiform tablet and prism will be returned to the nation of Iraq after investigators from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency transferred the ancient artifacts to the Iraqi consulate in Los Angeles recently. One of the...
Former UK Culture Minister Says Parthenon Marbles Should be Returned
Greece's iconic Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece, a former UK culture minister told the press in a podcast on Wednesday. During the interview, with hosts Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman, Ed Vaizey gave his support to restoring the Marbles...
British Museum Gives False Hope For Return of Parthenon Marbles
The recent suggestion that the British Museum could return the Parthenon Marbles is a false hope, not a promise. By George Vardas George Osborne, the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum, has just written an op-ed...
July 31, 1801: The Day Elgin Took the First Parthenon Sculptures
It was July 31, 1801 when the 7th Earl of Elgin took down the first-ever Parthenon sculptures in Athens to take to Britain.
Former British Museum Trustee Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles
Noted British sculptor and former Trustee of the British Museum Sir Antony Gormley came out for the return of the Parthenon Marbles on Wednesday, saying "I would be happy to return them." In an interview with the magazine British Archaeology,...
United Kingdom Returns Twelve Stolen Religious Icons to Greece
A nineteenth-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ, along with another eleven icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of the Visokos Virgin in Kalouta, in the central Zagori district of Ioannina, have recently been...