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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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The Acropolis, the crowning jewel of the Greek capital

The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. The magnificent temple on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432…

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Brexit a good time for Greece to ask for Parthenon Sculptures back

Often incorrectly called “Marbles” or even more counter-productively, the “Elgin Marbles”, the Parthenon Sculptures have been a hot topic of debate in the UK, with regular surveys conducted to ascertain public sentiment…

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Greece announces 2020 will be the ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced that marking 100 years since the birth of Melina Mercouri on 18 October 1920, Greece will be dedicating 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed and much-loved Greek actress, activist, and…

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UN backs return of Parthenon sculptures to Greece

The  UN General Assembly on December 13th,  unanimously adopted, on Greek initiative, a Resolution on «The return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin».  The Resolution in question  which…