Parthenon Marbles

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The head of a chariot horse from the Parthenon now at the British Museum in London. Photograph: Steve Taylor/Alamy. The Parthenon frieze is about 160m-long of marble artwork depicting deities alongside human figures. Mitsotakis calls on Johnson to return the Parthenon marbles to Athens in 2021 which marks the bicentennial celebration of Independence day. [ […]

The Parthenon metope (right) currently displayed at the Louvre will be going to Athens in light of the upcoming bicentennial celebrations of the War of Independence, in 2021. The French President Emmanuel Macron accepted the proposal of the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to loan Parthenon artifact from the Louvre to Greece. The piece of […]

The Central Archaeological Council (CAC) has recalled the permit for the 9-story building that hides the view of the Acropolis, after the outbursts of the citizens. Initially, the CAC had given permission for the erection of the building back in September 2018. However, according to the suggestion of the Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Directorate, it […]

 “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 […]