Greece’s Culture Ministry has been left outraged following photos that have emerged from the British Museum, showing mold and humidity in the room that houses the Parthenon Sculptures.

The Ministry announced there is damp in a section of the British Museum housing the Parthenon Sculptures, calling it an “insult” to the 2,500-year-old work that was produced by the Ancient Greeks.

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni’s commented on Wednesday after photos of the mold were published by Greek media, including Greek City Times, who was at the British Museum on Tuesday, September 12, revealing footage of the damp and mold stains on the hall’s ceiling, which suffered a leak during a rainstorm last year.

*Watch GCT’s exclusive footage taken inside the British Museum (12/9/19) 

Mendoni added that the “picture of neglect” at the London museum “strengthens Greece’s just demand” for the sculptures’ return, which the new Greek government in Athens has revived, seeking a loan of the works in 2021.

Last week the British Museum announced they would only consider lending the Sculptures if Greece acknowledges British ownership of the sculptures.

*Images by Greek City Times (Copyright) 

British Museum says Greece needs to acknowledge Britain owns Parthenon Sculptures

 


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