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Parthenon Sculptures Should Return to Greece, the British Say in New Poll

The majority of Britons favor the return to Greece of the Parthenon Sculptures currently exhibited at British Museum, a new poll shows

Parthenon Marbles Off Limits to British Museum Visitors

For those keeping track of the British Museum's treatment of the Parthenon Marbles, the statues and friezes taken by Lord Elgin from atop the Acropolis in 1801, the news is not good. The gallery where they were displayed has now...

British Museum To Decide Fate of Parthenon Marbles, Johnson Tells Mitsotakis

British PM Boris Johnson told visiting Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday that the British Museum alone is responsible for dealing with Greece's request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. “The Prime Minister said that he understood the strength...

Greece Offers to Make a Trade With Britain for the Parthenon Marbles

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis escalated his call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles on Saturday. The PM told The Daily Telegraph that he would be willing to loan the British Museum some of Greece's cultural artifacts in an...

Acropolis Museum in Athens Deserves to Welcome Parthenon Sculptures

UNESCO recently called for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens from the British Museum, but the appeal has fallen on deaf ears. By Alexis Georgoulis - (MEP European Left) The day that UNESCO called for the return of the...

UNESCO’s Appeal for Return of Parthenon Marbles Falls on Deaf Ears

The recent decision by UNESCO which opens the door for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece was dismissed by the British Museum earlier in the week. The UN’s cultural arm requested Great Britain and the British Museum to...

UNESCO Urges Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has made a momentous decision to urge the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, according to a statement from Greece’s Culture Minister on Thursday. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni...

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...

The History of the Parthenon Marbles

The Year 2016 marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous Parthenon Marbles, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles;" the culture crime was committed by Thomas Bruce, the Seventh Earl of Elgin and a Scottish...

British Museum Damage Raises Concerns Over Parthenon Sculptures

A roof that has been leaking was reported as the reason why the gallery of the Parthenon sculptures of the British Museum has not opened to the public yet.