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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,...

UK Opposition Leader ‘Would Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece’

The leader of the U.K.'s opposition Labour Party has said he would return the Parthenon Marbles to Athens if he is elected as Britain's prime minister. Jeremy Corbyn, in comments to Greek newspaper Ta Nea, said the marbles belonged in Greece. "They...

Will the Parthenon Marbles Be Returned as Part of Brexit?

Last year marked 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles," and as the United Kingdom grows ever-closer to completing its exit from the European Union,...

Greece Offers UK Its Ancient Artifacts as Incentive for Returning the Parthenon Marbles

After the decision made last year by the Greek government to not legally pursuit forcing the UK to return the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful home in Athens atop the Acropolis, they have decided instead to offer an incentive...

Cyprus Petition Launched for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

With the 200th anniversary of the removal of the Parthenon Marbles from Athens by Lord Elgin the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) on Wednesday initiated a collection of signatures in Cyprus, calling for their return to Greece. In a statement, CNA...

Moot Court Verdict: Return the Marbles to Greece

A moot court (simulated trial) was recently hosted by the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) and Monash Law School to discuss returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. The Marbles were taken from Greece 200 years ago by Lord Elgin and...

European Court of Human Rights Throws Out First Legal Bid to Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece [video]

It has been 200 years since Greece was robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called “Elgin Marbles.” Just when it seemed that these 2,500-year-old marbles might actually be returned to their home in Athens,...

MPs Introduce Bill to Return Elgin Marbles to Greece [video]

After 200 years of Greece being robbed of its famous marble Parthenon sculptures, known around the world as the so-called "Elgin Marbles," it looks as though these 2,500-year-old marbles might actually be returned to their home in Athens. The Greek Marbles that are on...

British House of Commons to Discuss Parthenon Marbles on Monday

The British House of Commons will discuss on Monday Greece's demand for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to their rightful home. Greece has asked UNESCO to mediate on the issue and the organization has given a deadline to the...

Greeks Hold Candlelight Vigil for Parthenon Marbles [video]

Despite the rain, hundreds of Greeks gathered outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday to hold a candlelight vigil asking Britain for the return of the Parthenon sculptures. The rally was organized by President of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE)...