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Greece Urges Britain Again to Return Parthenon Sculptures

The Greek government has once again called on Britain to return the Parthenon Sculptures as the Acropolis Museum marks its 11th anniversary, The Guardian reports. Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni told newspaper Ta Nea that Greek authorities will never give...

How Canada Can Help Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

By Andrew Tzembelicos Recently, there has been renewed debate about the Parthenon statues, which were chipped off the facade of the iconic building in the early 1800s and remain on display at the British Museum. Despite repeated arguments made in favor...

Major British Newspapers Side With Greece Over Parthenon Sculptures

Two of Great Britain's most prominent newspapers, the Sunday Times and the Guardian, printed opinion and editorial articles respectively over the weekend in which they sided with Greece over the repatriation of its priceless Parthenon sculptures. In a strong show...

Britain Rejects Returning Parthenon Marbles in EU Trade Deal

The British government ruled out any discussion of the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece as part of its deal with European Union in the post-Brexit era on Tuesday. A Downing Street spokeswoman said the sculptures would not be...

EU Warns Returning the Parthenon Marbles Might Be a Price For a Trade Deal With Britain

A draft of a document from top EU diplomats was revealed on Tuesday, showing that the Union is considering attaching a demand for the UK to return the Parthenon sculptures to Greece to its post-Brexit negotiations' slate of requests. The...

Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum

A group of students from a Cretan high school showed their defiance at Britain's refusal to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece by singing a traditional song during their recent visit to the British Museum in London. Students from the...

Greece to Step Up Campaign for Return of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit

As the UK was officially leaving the European Union after 47 years of membership on Friday, Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni was declaring that Athens will step up its campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain. Speaking...

New Guidelines May Force the British Museum to Return the Parthenon Marbles

New hopes emerged last week that the Parthenon Marbles could eventually be returned to their rightful home after the British authorities ordered the country's museums to assess their collections with a new "decolonizing" checklist to ease the repatriation of...

Could Greece Force EU to Demand Repatriation of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit?

As Britain leaves the European Union, it is taking with it one of its members' most invaluable cultural treasures. It is likely now that the issue of the repatriation of the Parthenon sculptures will take on a new dimension. As...

Study Suggests British Museum Has Caused More Damage to Parthenon Sculptures than Athens’ Air Pollution

A recent scientific study published in the Academic journal Antiquity claims that the first decades of the Parthenon sculptures' presence in London caused irreparable damage, much worse than what Athens' air pollution would have caused to the ancient artifacts in the...