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Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in 1802, has continued to yield intriguing discoveries for underwater archaeologists. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...

Greece Hails Spirit of Philhellenism in US' Parthenon Sculptures Initiative

Greece has invited the eighteen members of the US House of Representatives who have formally requested, in a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, to visit the country. Culture Minister Lina...

Major British Newspapers Side With Greece Over Parthenon Sculptures

Two of Great Britain's most prominent newspapers, the Sunday Times and the Guardian, printed opinion and editorial articles respectively over the weekend in which they sided with Greece over the repatriation of its priceless Parthenon sculptures. In a strong show...

EU Warns Returning the Parthenon Marbles Might Be a Price For a Trade Deal With Britain

A draft of a document from top EU diplomats was revealed on Tuesday, showing that the Union is considering attaching a demand for the UK to return the Parthenon sculptures to Greece to its post-Brexit negotiations' slate of requests. The...

1943 Letter Reveals British Museum Trustee Wanted to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Greece's Ta Nea newspaper published on Friday an explosive two-page letter written by British art historian Kenneth Clark dating back to 1943. The heretofore unknown letter portrays the famous art historian's strong desire to return the Parthenon Marbles to the city...

Acropolis Museum Debunks Claims Elgin Had Sultan's Permission to Obtain Marbles

Dimitris Pantermalis, a professor and the curator of the Acropolis Museum, debunked on Monday claims that the Earl of Elgin had obtained permission from the Ottoman Sultan to transport the Parthenon Marbles from Athens to London. Speaking at the international...

Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution

Following the discussion of a draft resolution brought to the United Nation's General Assembly by Greece, the body adopted without a vote a resolution for the ''return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin'' on December...

1801: When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from Parthenon to Take to England

It was late July, early August 1801 when Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, ambassador of England in Constantinople, took down sculptures from the Parthenon to take to England. The Scots diplomat was also an art collector. In May 1800,...

Eddie O’Hara, Champion for Parthenon Marbles Reunification Dies

Eddie O'Hara, former Merseyside MP and British university lecturer, died at the age of 78 on May 28 after suffering from chronic respiratory problems. He will be remembered for his commitment to the British campaign championing the return of...

George Clooney on Parthenon Marbles: Bring Them Back!

George Clooney urged the UK to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. "It is the right thing to do," said the Hollywood actor and director during a press conference for his film “The Monuments Men” at the Berlin Film...