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When Boris Johnson Admitted Removing Parthenon Marbles Was Wrong

A letter from 2012 written by the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to a local Greek politician, came to light on Tuesday, revealing Johnson’s admission that the Parthenon Marbles should never have been removed from Athens. Not even a...

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...

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.

July 31, 1801: The Day Elgin Took the First Parthenon Sculptures

It was July 31, 1801 when the 7th Earl of Elgin took down the first-ever Parthenon sculptures in Athens to take to Britain.

Germany Shows the Way for Parthenon Sculptures Return to Greece

Germany announced they reached an agreement with Nigeria to return the Benin Bronzes, in a move similar to the Parthenon sculptures issue.

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...