By George Vardas Last weekend, a packed out auditorium in Sydney’s east was treated to…
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At his Australian book launch yesterday Geoffrey Robertson made the case for a legal challenge for the return of looted cultural artefacts such as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken by Lord Elgin more than 200 years ago and are currently on display in the British Museum in London.
Renowned human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster Geoffrey Robertson QC will present his book ‘Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure’ on Saturday 5 June 2021 at the Governors Centre, Moore Park in Sydney. Limited seats still available.
Renowned human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster Geoffrey Robertson QC will present his book ‘Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure’ on Saturday 5 June 2021 at the Governors Centre, Moore Park in Sydney. The jury has never been out on this cultural matter…
The Ancient Greeks revered their gods in statuary and sculpture and art and Persephone was no exception because of her rare beauty and intensity. The Two Goddesses famously adorned the East Pediment of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in their “marbl’d immortality” until they were forcibly removed by Lord Elgin and his men, beginning in 1802.
Famous author Victoria Hislop has returned to Greece for the sequel of her world best-selling book ‘The Island’, set on the tiny island of Spinalonga. She talks about Brexit, the Parthenon Sculptures and her experience in Greece during the pandemic.
One hundred and sixty passionate Greek Australian community members, business leaders and students ‘zoomed’ into…
George Clooney repeats his claim that the Parthenon sculptures should be returned to Athens. This comes despite the fact that in 2014 when he said that returning them was “the right thing to do”, Boris Johnson compared him to Hitler. Last December Clooney admitted in an interview that the comparison: “still makes me laugh. Bit of a stretch.”
Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni has responded to statements made by Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson in an interview in which he claims that that the 2,500-year-old Parthenon sculptures are “legally owned by the British Museum’s Trustees.”
“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.