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1801: When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from the Parthenon

Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin and ambassador of England in Constantinople, stole precious ancient sculptures from the Parthenon to take to England in the late summer of 1801, marking the beginning of the long dispute about their...

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...

A New Greek Revolution for the Parthenon Sculptures

Recent comments by British PM Boris Johnson continue to highlight the British side’s intransigence on the issue of the Parthenon sculptures.

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,...

Members of US Congress Ask Britain to Return Elgin Marbles to Greece

Eighteen members of the House of Representatives urged Britain to open talks "in earnest" for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece in a letter addressed to United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson. The letter stated "The Marbles have been...

New Book Blasts British Museum Over Stolen Parthenon Marbles

Prominent British barrister, academic and author Geoffrey Robertson recently launched a scathing attack at the British Museum for exhibiting what he charges is “pilfered cultural property.” Robertson’s views appear in his new book, titled “Who Owns History? Elgin’s Loot and...

Queen Elizabeth Responds to Philhellene’s Plea for Return of Parthenon Marbles

An Australian campaigner wrote to Queen Elizabeth several months ago asking for her intervention in returning the Parthenon Marbles from the UK to Greece -- and she received a reply. According to Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea, Mary Drost, who has...

British Museum Torpedoes Greek Request for Loan of Parthenon Sculptures

The British Museum rejected on Monday the Greek PM's proposal to loan the Parthenon Sculptures for the 2021 bicentennial celebrations, saying that Athens must first acknowledge that they are owned by the Museum. “A precondition for any loan would be...

Greece Offers to Loan Ancient Treasures to Britain in Bid for Parthenon Marbles

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he is willing to allow ancient treasures to be exhibited in London in exchange for the Parthenon Marbles being returned to Athens for 2021. In an exclusive interview with Britain's Observer, published on Sunday,...