Parthenon Marbles

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

These Hellenic artifacts were recently auctioned at Bonhams in UK.

Δεν μπορούμε να πιστοποιήσουμε ότι έχουν φύγει παράνομα από τη χώρα και ως αποτέλεσμα δεν μπορούμε να μπλοκάρουμε τη δημοπρασία

Unfortunately the Greek Government had no proof that the wreath had left the country illegally.

The Greek officials interest is on a delicate wreath made of fine gold oak leaves resemble the ones worn by the Macedonian kings as Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II. It is obvious that thieves at some point have vandalized and looted artifacts not much different of what Elgin did for the Parthenon Marbles.

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Pictures of The Acropolis Museum“…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

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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.” He is going on to say: “…the Lib Dem leader berated the British Museum for guarding the statues, saying it was like displaying Big Ben’s clock in the Louvre…” (By Ted Jeory, read more…)

Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg is seen as “Europhile”. It is viewed that the Lib-Dems are willing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Is this the concensus? What about David Cameron (Conservative) and Gordon Brown (Labour)? Does Clegg have a chance to really increase the Lib-Dem seats for having more power?
What our UK friends have to say?

A perspective from Things That Never Made It Into Print…

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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.

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See also: Foolish Thoughts, Silly Notions… About The Parthenon Marbles