The Parthenon and its sculptures have inspired artists over the centuries. In a just opened…
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the British government to find a way to share the Parthenon Sculptures with their homeland, Greece.
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.
For anyone heading to Athens, the Acropolis is a definite must-see. We have put together some interesting facts to shine even more light on this monument which is a universal symbol of civilisation and one of the greatest architectural complexes to ever be built.
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.
Greek campaigners calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Athens have uncovered an…
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 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.
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.
Don Morgan Nielsen continues his dash through the history of narrative art and also looks at some other storytelling masterpieces since the time of Pericles as he considers their part in this great rollicking variety show of humanity.
In this week’s Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Nielsen looks at the concept of “narrative” and the Sculptures’ role in a great story that was broken and interrupted by Elgin and remains broken and interrupted to this day.