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The new Battle of Parthenon

The new Battle of Parthenon

Greece has not abandoned the idea of resorting to international justice to repatriate the Parthenon marbles and is investigating new ways in which it might bring a claim against the British Museum. As campaigners prepare to mark the 200th anniversary of the antiquities’ “captivity” in London, Athens is working at […]

Parthenon marbles, symbol of Greek nationhood

Parthenon marbles, symbol of Greek nationhood

Some of the “marbles” from the Parthenon, usually housed in their own gallery in the British Museum, are currently taking a starring role in an exhibition, Defining Beauty, at the same institution. Seeing them removed from their familiar surroundings and placed among other masterpieces of antique statuary has a curious […]

The battle for the Parthenon marbles

The battle for the Parthenon marbles

Greece has ruled out taking legal action in its battle to reclaim the Parthenon marbles from Britain. The unexpected move abruptly ends the legal battle in one of the world’s most bitter cultural disputes. In an about-turn three months after Athens’ radical-left Syriza party assumed power, the new Greek cultural […]