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Minister of Culture & Sports, Mrs. Lina Mendoni,

Reunite Parthenon: Commemorative Stamps Released by Hellenic Post and Acropolis Museum

A Commemorative Series of Stamps ‘The Marbles of the Parthenon’ have been released by the Hellenic Post (ELTA) in collaboration with the Acropolis Museum with the aim to participate in the national effort for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

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The Parthenon Marbles Return to Greece

Described as an “Ocean’s Eleven minus Brad Pitt meets Dan Brown, Byron and Thucydides”, ‘The Aegean Seven’ is a new historical fiction by Billy Cotsis for those who want to know more about the period in which and how the Parthenon Sculptures were taken. Despite many of the characters being purely fiction, the novel lays out what happened and how it happened on the eve of the Greek Revolution and freedom.

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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.

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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.

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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.