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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)...

Greek Education Ministry to Withdraw School Book With Failed Parthenon Marbles Reference

Greece's Education Ministry will withdraw an art history school book that was criticized for misrepresenting the history of the Parthenon Marbles housed in the British Museum. The textbook, published in 2003, says that the Parthenon treasures, almost half of the 160-meter-long frieze on...

British Museum to Loan More Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is discussing to loan more Parthenon sculptures to foreign museums, after loaning the statue of god Ilissos to Russia's State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. British Museum director Neil MacGregor told "The Telegraph" that several museums from across the...

Tourists Can Vote on Elgin Marbles' Debate at Athens Int'l Airport

The Greek government has installed four new polling systems at Athens International Airport, asking Greek and foreign passengers to vote on the Parthenon Marbles’ return debate. This action is part of a high-profile campaign which includes Amal Alamuddin Clooney who...

Director of British Museum: ‘No Intention to Return Parthenon Marbles’

London's British Museum Director Neil MacGregor issued a provocative statement to British media today, reiterating that there is absolutely no intention from the British side to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. He repeated that "the museum's long-held position is...

Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures: Marbles Will Return to Greece

Chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, David Hill, during an interview with the Greek service of the Australian SBS state radio network, expressed his belief that the Parthenon marbles -- now on display...

Observer: Return the Parthenon Marbles

Greece found another ally on its rally to bring the Parthenon Marbles back home, in the face of Guardian correspondent in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, Helena Smith. In an impassioned article on Sunday's Observer, entitled "As a Briton, I hang my...

Scotland Independence: “The Curse of Minerva” to Britain Gets Fascinatingly Relevant in Lord Byron’s Poem

You may wonder what is the connection between the referendum for Scotland's Independent with Lord Elgin and Lord Byron, but the answer lies in the verses of an old poem that reveals a "Curse" which "will break Britain." With 309 verses,...

Parthenon Marbles Removed for Exhibition Purposes

An exhibition on ancient Greece will take place at the new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery section of the British Museum in London next spring. According to an article by Anita Singh in the British newspaper The Telegraph, “The Elgin Marbles are...

‘The Elgin Marbles Don’t Belong to Us,’ Says British Writer

“For years I have argued against holidays and giving back the Elgin Marbles. I was wrong about both,” said the British award-winning writer and journalist Howard Jacobson in an article about his first travel experience to Greece published in...