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Parthenon Marbles

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, 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...

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 of their...

Reunification of Parthenon Marbles is ‘an International Demand’

The reunification of the Parthenon Marbles is an international demand and not a dispute between the UK and Greece, the director of the Acropolis Museum said on Tuesday. “The issue of the Parthenon Sculptures is not a dispute between the...

Mayor of London Urges Deal With Greece on the Parthenon Marbles

The mayor of London called on the British Museum, UK government, and Greek government to “make progress” on a deal for the sharing of the Parthenon Marbles. “I’d really encourage the British Museum, the British government and the government of...

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...

Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler Rock Athens for the Parthenon Marbles

Alice Cooper and Bonnie Tyler, the two internationally recognized rockers, gave a concert in Athens on Monday to support the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Rita Wilson, The Rasmus, Kip Winger, Chris Willis, Andreas Carlsson, Tabitha Fair, and...

Reunify the Marbles! Pressure Piles Up on Acropolis Museum Anniversary

Dozens of protesters gathered on Saturday inside the hall that houses the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum to demand their reunion with those in Athens. The initiative belonged to the British Commission for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles...

Parthenon Marbles “Could be Shared” Between Greece and the UK

The Chair of the British Museum George Osborne said that Greece and the UK could agree on an arrangement where they both share the Parthenon Marbles. Speaking to LBC Radio in London, the former UK Chancellor was asked whether an...

Fagan Fragment Permanently Restored On Parthenon’s Frieze

The Fagan fragment became the first repatriated fragment of the Parthenon sculptures to be restored on the Parthenon frieze.