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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...

Parthenon Marbles’ Return to Greece “Difficult, but Not Impossible”

Achieving an agreement for the permanent return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece by the British Museum "is difficult, but not impossible," said Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni in Parliament on Monday. Responding to a parliamentary question calling on...

The UK Dashes Hopes for the Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The UK dashed hopes for a return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece on Wednesday after Michelle Donelan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said that the sculptures "belong here in the UK" and should not...

The Parthenon Marbles Can Be Loaned to Greece and Never Return

Greece insisted on Monday that Britain permanently return the Parthenon Marbles that have been in British possession for two centuries, adding that negotiations about their fate were "not easy." "The objective is their definitive return," government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou said...

Greece: Parthenon Marbles Deal Must Recognize They Belong to Us

Greece officially responded to press reports that a deal on the Parthenon Marbles with the UK is being finalized by implying that such a deal would only materialize if the British Museum acknowledges that the sculptures belong to Greece. In...

Parthenon Marbles Could Be Returned to Greece Under ‘Long-Term Loan’ Deal

The Greek Culture & Sports Ministry declined to confirm reports that the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum are nearing an agreement on the gradual return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Bloomberg and the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday...

Greece 2022: The Year in Review

The year 2022 was a turbulent year for Greece following the Russian invasion of Ukraine which resulted in a spike in inflation and energy costs. In addition, Turkey's provocations in the Aegean, the wiretapping scandal, and Qatargate have marked...

The Pope Returns Vatican’s Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Pope Francis has decided to send back to Greece the three fragments of Parthenon Marbles that the Vatican Museums have held for centuries, the Vatican announced Friday. The Vatican termed the gesture a “donation” from the pope to His Beatitude...

The UK Again Rejects the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The UK once again signaled its opposition to the return of the Parthenon Marbles in Greece claiming that such a move would spark a wave of demands for the return of other artifacts held in Britain. Appearing on Wednesday before...

Secret Talks Held Over Return of Parthenon Sculptures Report Says

Private talks have taken place concerning the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece according to the Greek newspaper Ta Nea. The report stated that the chairman of the British Museum, George Osborne, has discussed the status of the...