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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...

Students Wave Greek Flag at British Museum

Fifteen-year-old students of the 2nd High School of Corinth accompanied by three teachers traveled to London and gave their own message of the Parthenon Marbles waving four Greek flags and shouting the slogan: BRING THEM BACK! The students delivered 36...

Comino’s Passion for Return of Parthenon Marbles

The Chairman and Founder of the first committee in the world for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Hellas, Emanuel Comino, made a strong plea for the British Museum, where they are housed, to return the stolen goods...

British Museum: No Return of Parthenon Marbles

Disputing an announcement it was ready to discuss return of some of the marble pieces and friezes stolen from the Parthenon 200 years ago by a British diplomat, officials of the British Museum said they would consider loaning them...

Opus Elgin Opera to Bring Light to Return of Parthenon Marbles

"Opus Elgin: The Destruction of the Parthenon," the opera's world premiere, will take place at Athens Concert Hall, Megaron Mousikis, May 29. This opera work is composed by Theodore Stathis, and renowned Peter Tiboris will be the musical director. The...