The decision of the British Museum to “lend” a sculpture of the Parthenon Marbles to an exhibition held in St. Petersburg is a challenge for Greeks, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday in a statement.
The last British doctrine of “non-movable’ sculptures of the Parthenon is no longer valid. As their previous argument for the lack of appropriate space…collapsed with the opening of the Acropolis Museum,” Samaras noted.
“The Parthenon and its sculptures have been looted. The value of the sculptures is priceless,” the prime minister said adding that Greeks are identified with their history and civilization, which cannot be fragmented, lent or conceded.