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1801: When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from Parthenon to Take to England

It was late July, early August 1801 when Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, ambassador of England in Constantinople, took down sculptures from...

Twelve Countries Back Greece over Return of Parthenon Sculptures

A UNESCO committee has called for talks between Britain and Greece over the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, with no less than 12 nations...

Greece Seeks Parthenon Sculpture from German Museum

Greece’s government is officially asking a German museum for the return of a head sculpture which once graced the Athens Parthenon. The sculpture, a centaur's...

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as...

A group of Greek Olympians have decided to protest Britain's refusal to return the Parthenon sculptures to Greece by protesting inside the British Museum; where...

U.S. President Barack Obama at Acropolis

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Acropolis on Wednesday morning, on the second day of his official visit to Greece. The visit to Acropolis and Parthenon,...

Greek Ministry of Culture Evicts Melina Mercouri Foundation

The Greek ministry of culture has decided to evict the Melina Mercouri Foundation from its building in Plaka, Athens, in order to house one of...

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

The United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution in favor of the return of the Parthenon marbles from the British Museum to Athens, a little...

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

Culture Minister Aristides Baltas decided that Athens will no longer claim the return of the Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum in fear that...

Greece’s Acropolis Museum Celebrates 6th Birthday

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, is becoming six years old today, June 20, and has already welcomed 8 million visitors from Greece and...

British House of Commons to Discuss Parthenon Marbles on Monday

The British House of Commons will discuss on Monday Greece's demand for the return of the Parthenon sculptures to their rightful home. Greece has asked...

Greece to Follow Different Strategy on Parthenon Marbles Repatriation

The new Greek government is considering a different strategy for claiming the Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum and will likely stop cooperating with...

Greeks Hold Candlelight Vigil for Parthenon Marbles [video]

Despite the rain, hundreds of Greeks gathered outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday to hold a candlelight vigil asking Britain for the return of the...

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