Tag: Lord Elgin

Parthenon Marbles

British elementary school students ask for Parthenon Sculptures to return to Greece

“It is moving that children educated in the British education system understand both Elgin’s indecency and the tolerance of the Turks, as well as the British obsession to illegally withhold parts of a monument of Greek culture,” says Greek ambassador, Ioannis Raptakis after numerous British school children sent letters to the Greek embassy supporting the retune of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

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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.

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Lord Elgin treasures found off Kythera sunk in 1802

Marine archaeologists have recovered ancient treasures from the rreckage of Lord Elgin’s ship “Mentor” that sunk off Kythira in 1802. More than 200 years after its devastating wreck, marine archaeologists have recovered…