Tag: Parthenon sculptures

Geoffrey Robertson Who Owns History

Sydney-siders are flocking to Parthenon Sculptures talk by renowned barrister Geoffrey Robertson

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.

Geoffrey Robertson Who Owns History

World renowned barrister Geoffrey Robertson in town to talk Parthenon Sculptures and the ‘ownership’ of history

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…

Persephone

The British Museum and the Abduction of Persephone

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.

George Clooney Parthenon sculptures

George Clooney repeats call for Parthenon sculptures’ return

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.”

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.