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Parthenon Marbles

British Museum Claims Parthenon Marbles “Removed from the Rubble”

Greece has rejected claims made by the British Museum on Friday that marbles taken from the Parthenon were “removed from the rubble” by Lord Elgin. The museum’s deputy director, Dr. Jonathan Williams, told a Unesco meeting on Friday: “Much of...

Italy Set to Permanently Return Fragment of Parthenon to Greece

Italy intends to return the "Fagan fragment," a piece of sculpture from the Parthenon, to Greece permanently, according to a statement released by the Italian Culture Ministry on Friday. The fragment, which was formerly housed in the Antonio Salinas Museum...

Sweden Returns Stolen Ancient Sealing Ring to Greece

Sweden has returned a gold sealing ring from Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, to Greece, thereby piling on the pressure on the UK and British Museum to return the Parthenon Marbles. The handover by the Nobel Foundation took...

Greece, UK Agree to Hold Formal Talks on the Parthenon Marbles

Greece and the UK have agreed to hold talks on the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, UNESCO announced. A report from the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or...

Stephen Fry’s Ground-Breaking Proposal for the Parthenon Marbles

British actor and longtime activist Stephen Fry has a new idea for the return of the Parthenon Marbles which has quite a unique twist, one that uses virtual reality to allow visitors to see them reunited together in Athens...

British Museum Faces Legal Action Over 3D Scan of Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is facing legal action after refusing to allow the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) to take 3D scans of the Parthenon Marbles. The IDA, one of the UK's top organizations for heritage preservation, announced on Wednesday that...

Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum “Secretly Scanned”

The Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum have been secretly scanned by digital archaeologists with the hope of creating "perfect" replicas that could one day lead to the repatriation of the originals to Greece, a report in the Daily...

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...

The Parthenon Marbles “Belong in Greece”, The Guardian Says

The return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to Greece is a recurring subject in the past few years

The Parthenon Marbles Should Return to Athens, The Times Says

The Parthenon Marbles belong to Athens and they should now return, The Times of London, Britain's leading newspaper, says in its main editorial on Wednesday. It is a spectacular u-turn for the Times which admits that for decades it had resisted...