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UK’s PM Rules Out Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

UK's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed to protect the Parthenon Marbles from being sent back to Greece, saying they remain a “huge asset” to the UK, the Guardian reports on Monday. Despite a campaign to return the marble sculptures...

The Secret Meetings on the Parthenon Marbles Exposed by the FT

The Financial Times (FT) reported on Friday the secret meetings on the Parthenon Marbles between Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and George Osborne, chair of the British Museum. In an extensive report, the British paper says that the two meetings between...

Ten of the Acropolis Museum’s Most Beautiful Exhibits

The Acropolis Museum located only 330 meters (1,000 feet) from the famed hill of the same name hosts some of the world's most important antiquities

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...

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...

Lord Elgin Paid No British Customs Tax on Parthenon Sculptures, Letters Suggest

New evidence suggest that Lord Elgin didn't pay British customs tax when he brought the Parthenon sculptures to the UK.

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...

Parthenon Sculptures Should Be Repatriated, Sunday Times Readers Say

A readers' poll by The Sunday Times showed that 78 percent of participants support the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece.

British Museum Exec Calls For “Parthenon Partnership” Over Elgin Marbles

Dr Jonathan Williams, deputy director of the British Museum, suggested a "Parthenon partnership" with Greece over the Elgin Marbles.