In this week’s Parthenon Report Don Morgan Nielsen looks at two ancient Romans who also play a role in our story; a lawyer and an emperor.
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In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen explores the fine line between the justice of morality over conventional legal justice in the international effort to have the British Museum return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.
In this week’s column for the repatriation of the Parthenon sculptures, Don Morgan Nielsen opens the case for a legal challenge at the International Court of Justice.
Greek City Times has invited Mr. Nielsen, on behalf of Lefas Humanitas, to enter into a conversation with our readers – in the form of a weekly column, “The Parthenon Report”, which will explore many of the issues related to the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures.
The Ancient Greeks revered their gods in statuary and sculpture and art and Persephone was no exception because of her rare beauty and intensity. The Two Goddesses famously adorned the East Pediment of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in their “marbl’d immortality” until they were forcibly removed by Lord Elgin and his men, beginning in 1802.
George Clooney repeats his claim that the Parthenon sculptures should be returned to Athens. This comes despite the fact that in 2014 when he said that returning them was “the right thing to do”, Boris Johnson compared him to Hitler. Last December Clooney admitted in an interview that the comparison: “still makes me laugh. Bit of a stretch.”
The movement to return the Parthenon marbles to their motherland was started in the 1980s. But it is not just the Elgin marbles that have been removed from Greece. Some of the most magnificent Greek sculptures ever created are in fact located in various museums around the world, proudly representing the country in which they were born.
Greece’s Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, has characterised the move of the eighteen…
Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens…