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UK’s Former Culture Secretary Supports Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Ben Bradshaw, a former UK Secretary of Culture, has backed a campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, Greece. The Classical Greek marble sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, have been housed in the British Museum...

Parthenon Marbles Perfect Replica Unveiled in London

The first perfect replica of a Parthenon sculpture was presented at the Freud Museum in London on Tuesday by the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA). What makes the replica of the sculpture fascinating is that it is carved from...

New Body in the UK Aims to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

A new body was recently launched in the UK chaired by a former Conservative culture minister aiming to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. The Parthenon Project will be chaired by Lord Vaizey, a culture minister from 2010-2016. He told...

Stephen Fry Offers ‘Win-Win Solution’ for the Parthenon Marbles

English actor, director, and writer Stephen Fry made an emotional and powerful appeal for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Fry who has been advocating for a long time for the return of the artifacts held at the...

UK PM Liz Truss Crashes Greece’s Hopes for a Deal on Parthenon Marbles

The UK Prime Minister Liz Truss rejected suggestions that an agreement can be made with Greece over sharing the Parthenon Marbles during a TV interview on Tuesday. When asked about a possible deal, Truss told the TV and radio channel...

John Oliver Makes Parthenon Marbles Case; Blasts British Museum

John Oliver blasted the British Museum over its refusal to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece in his latest show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired by HBO on Sunday. He offered his distinct perspective with humor and sarcasm...

Greece to Demand Return of Parthenon Marbles from Liz Truss

Greece will seek to strike an agreement with new British Prime Minister Liz Truss over the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview published Sunday with The Sunday Times. “At a time when...

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...

Reunification of Parthenon Marbles is ‘an International Demand’

The reunification of the Parthenon Marbles is an international demand and not a dispute between the UK and Greece, the director of the Acropolis Museum said on Tuesday. “The issue of the Parthenon Sculptures is not a dispute between the...

British Museum Exec Calls For “Parthenon Partnership” Over Elgin Marbles

Dr Jonathan Williams, deputy director of the British Museum, suggested a "Parthenon partnership" with Greece over the Elgin Marbles.