Parthenon Marbles

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(use toolbar to return to English original) 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

He did so by “claiming” that he had permission by a Turkish firman. The truth is, as National Geographic writes: “…Despite the ambiguity of the language in the firman, the landmark 1967 study by British historian William St. Clair, Lord Elgin and the Marbles,concludes that the sultan did not allow the removal and export of statues […]

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