Parthenon Marbles

Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC) For the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

Browsing Posts published in April, 2010

“…On the approach to the Museum’s entrance, a huge oval balcony in plate glass gives way to a deep well exposing the ruins of ancient Athens at the foot of the Acropolis. Suddenly… ” By KitChapman, April 17, 2010 See full article and comments….

GENERAL ELECTION 2010: EU ZEALOT NICK CLEGG’S BID TO RETURN ELGIN MARBLES The Monday. 26 April 2010 edition of UK EXPRESS writes “DOUBTS over Nick Clegg’s commitment to British interests in the EU intensified last night after it emerged he once led a campaign to return the historic Elgin Marbles to his friends in Greece.” […]

A perspective from Things That Never Made It Into Print… See full article and comments…

Greece just returned a piece of the Parthenon temple frieze back to Italy, following the “expiry of the loan” as per Italian officials. Italy, with a nice gesture, had sent the piece to the Acropolis Museum in October 2008. Since the Acropolis Museum opened, several sculpture fragments have been handed over to museum for good. […]

The questioning about where the Parthenon Marbles belong, has started as far back as 120 years ago. It is worth reading the original text by Constantine Cavafy written in 1891.