Parthenon Marbles

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   “Let the British Museum come here and make the comparison between this museum of light and the murky, if I may say, prison of the British Museum where the Parthenon Marbles are held as trophies” President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos On Monday, April 15th, the International Conference and Workshop titled “Reunification of […]

Dame Janet Suzman, chair of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon marbles and actress in an article on Saturday to Nea newspaper answers to the director of the British Museum. “I am neither an intellect nor an academic. My position in the committee is of a simple visitor of the museum and […]

 “The UK withdrawal from Unesco would be historical and cultural vandalism. The international development secretary Penny Mordaunt is shamefully following the US down a road to isolationism” [The Guardian]  About the US withdrawal, Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova said: “At the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for […]

These actions are nothing less but Looting of artifacts, and the ones who removing them from their place of origins are thieves.  “It’s a matter of principle, similar to the Elgin Marbles,” Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States, tells NPR. “The (Parthenon) Elgin Marbles are marble sculptures that stood in the Acropolis of Athens […]

Easter Islanders Ask British Museum to Return Sacred Statue, Offering Replica in Return The Rapa Nui community has offered a basalt replica of the eight-foot, four-ton sculpture called Hoa Hakananai’a, which was stolen in 1868.  “The eight-foot-tall Moai sculpture at the British Museum is called Hoa Hakananai’a, which translates to “the stolen or hidden friend.” This […]