Tag: british museum

Reunification of the Parthenon Gods

Towards the Reunification of the Parthenon Gods

The Parthenon frieze which captured the passion and glory of the Panathenaic procession in Ancient Athens is now divided essentially between Athens and London courtesy of the notorious exploits of Lord Elgin.  There are, however, several fragments in other museums and one of those pieces, from the East Frieze, is finally coming home.

The Acropolis Museum is celebrating its 12th birthday

Ouzo Talk Podcast: No Excuses Left – Time to Return the Parthenon Sculptures

Speaking to the Ouzo Talk podcast, Founder and Chair of the International Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc (IOCARPM), Emmanuel John Comino AM, and committee member Theodora Gianniotis, are of the strong opinion that the British Museum are now clutching at straws, as their out-dated arguments have been systematically disproved over time.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Greek Prime Minister UK

The UK has Fallen in Love with the Greek Prime Minister

British TV presenters have admitted that they received an “outpouring of love for the Geek Prime Minister” Kyriakos Mitsotakis  after he appeared on popular UK breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain.’

THE PARTHENON REPORT: A Time of Gifts... 11

THE PARTHENON REPORT: A Time of Gifts…

In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen looks at examples of museums repatriating cultural artefacts to their country of origin after acknowledging questionable acquisition histories but also because they wish to demonstrate good will and greater cultural sensitivity.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Parthenon sculptures marbles

Greek PM Urges for Talks with UK, Offers to Loan Treasures to British Museum in Exchange for Parthenon Sculptures

“The obligation to return the Parthenon sculptures lies squarely with the UK government.” Greek PM Kriakos Mitsotakis calls for talks with the UK, offers to loan treasures to the British Museum in exchange for the Parthenon sculptures.

Greek sculptures venus de milo

Four of the finest Ancient Greek sculptures kept in museums away from their motherland

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.