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Brexit Makes Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece More Compelling: The Guardian

An opinion article in The Guardian argues in favor of the return of the Parthenon sculptures now that Britain is detaching itself from the European Union. "If we leave Europe, we should finally have the decency to return Greece's plundered...

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin’s Ship off Kythira

Chess pawns, combs and a toothbrush are some of the new findings brought to light by the underwater excavation of the wreck of the ship "Mentor" that sank off the island of Kythira in 1802. The excavation that continues for...

EP Commemorates Bicentennial of Lord Elgin's Snatching of Parthenon Marbles

It's been 200 years since Lord Elgin forcefully removed the Parthenon Marbles from the Acropolis. Greek MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis and MEP Thodoros Zagorakis of the European People's Party (EPP) put forth a relevant proposal for an event to be...

Lego Acropolis Exhibited in Athens

A model of the Acropolis built with 120,000 Lego pieces is being exhibited at the second floor of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece , and has already attracted many young and older visitors. The mastermind behind this unique idea was Australian...

The British Lend the Parthenon Marbles, But Not to Greece

A part of the Parthenon Marbles exhibited at the British Museum will travel for the first time ever, but not to its place of origin. The marble sculpture will be loaned to Russia's State Hermitage Museum from this Saturday...

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...

YouTube Hosts Excerpts From Film "Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value"

Excerpts from the 1986 film “Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value” starring Hugh Grant and narrating how Lord Elgin took the Parthenon Marbles and moved them to London, are hosted on YouTube. It contains rare underwater footage of the...

British Historian Warns Against Returning the Parthenon Marbles

In an interview with the Telegraph, Sir John Boardman, a leading British art historian, warned Amal Alamuddin and her partner Geoffrey Robertson that any move to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece will set an “appalling precedent” for art repatriation...

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,...

Int'l Conference focuses on Repatriation of Parthenon Marbles

Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce is the descendant of Lord Elgin, who stole the Parthenon marbles in the 19th century. The 11th Earl of Elgin has an entire ancient Greek throne and a sarcophagus in excellent condition, decorated in his...