Six Greek women (representing the six Caryatids of Erechtheion) dressed in white togas launched an original protest to draw attention to repatriation issue of:
The Return of Acropolis Sculptures to Greece.
The group under the lead of renowned soprano Sonia Theodoridou wandered through the corridors and halls of the British Museum in London in search of their “lost sister” – the sculpture of a Caryatid. In early 1800s while Greece was under the Ottoman rule, Lord Elgin defaced the parthenon hacking many of the sculptures and also removed one of the original 6 Caryatids of the Erechtheion – elginism. All these sculptures are at the British Museum.
The eerie silence that surrounded us we entered the museum will remain forever in my mind. The thousands of people who stood there, they were watching in awe making way for us, to walk through. Everyone was in complete silence. The only think one could hear was the “click-click” sound of photographers. And the guards, who at first tried to stop us, then stepped aside and accompanied us throughout the duration of our stay in the museum; some even were saying to Theodore that they are “for” the return of the sculptures to Greece. YESTERDAY, HISTORY WAS MADE. Today, we are waiting all of our friends of London, at St. Sophia in Bayswater at 13.00