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Lord Elgin Paid No British Customs Tax on Parthenon Sculptures, Letters Suggest

New evidence suggest that Lord Elgin didn't pay British customs tax when he brought the Parthenon sculptures to the UK.

William St Clair: The Tireless Campaigner for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

When William St. Clair passed away on June 30, 2021, Greece lost one of the most ardent campaigners for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. The Parthenon Marbles are a collection of sculptures taken from the Parthenon frieze by Lord...

Fauvel: The Frenchman Who Vied with Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles

In the 18th century, archaeologist Louis-Francois-Sebastien Fauvel competed with Lord Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles, pieces of which he eventually took back to his native  France. Millions of words have been written about the so-called "Elgin Marbles," the Parthenon sculptures...

British Museum Claims Parthenon Marbles “Removed from the Rubble”

Greece has rejected claims made by the British Museum on Friday that marbles taken from the Parthenon were “removed from the rubble” by Lord Elgin. The museum’s deputy director, Dr. Jonathan Williams, told a Unesco meeting on Friday: “Much of...

The Private Detective Who Devoted His Life to Saving Greece’s Heritage

George Tsoukalis, the private detective who has devoted his life to saving and protecting Ancient Greece's cultural heritage, talks exclusively about his rare profession. Tsoukalis is the famous "hunter" of the illicit dealers of antiquities and has solved 65 of...

The Parthenon Marbles “Belong in Greece”, The Guardian Says

The return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to Greece is a recurring subject in the past few years

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...

Parthenon Marbles Off Limits to British Museum Visitors

For those keeping track of the British Museum's treatment of the Parthenon Marbles, the statues and friezes taken by Lord Elgin from atop the Acropolis in 1801, the news is not good. The gallery where they were displayed has now...

UNESCO Urges Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has made a momentous decision to urge the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, according to a statement from Greece’s Culture Minister on Thursday. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni...

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...