Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Parthenon Marbles

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...

Melina Mercouri: The Epitome of the Hellenic Spirit

Melina Mercouri is engraved in the minds of millions of Greeks. In her life she was several things: a striking woman; a stage and movie actress; a patriot; an activist; a politician; but above all — and this is what...

Acropolis Museum in Athens Deserves to Welcome Parthenon Sculptures

UNESCO recently called for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens from the British Museum, but the appeal has fallen on deaf ears. By Alexis Georgoulis - (MEP European Left) The day that UNESCO called for the return of the...

UNESCO’s Appeal for Return of Parthenon Marbles Falls on Deaf Ears

The recent decision by UNESCO which opens the door for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece was dismissed by the British Museum earlier in the week. The UN’s cultural arm requested Great Britain and the British Museum to...

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...

Illegal Trade in Antiquities is the Scourge of Millennia

The looting of artifacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. To combat this illicit traffic in antiquities it is necessary to have a comprehensive international strategy, which allows once and for all to stop...

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

When William St Clair passed away on June 30, 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 Elgin...

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...

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...