Sculptures must be ‘reunited with their brothers and sisters’

“Any holders of Parthenon Sculptures outside Greece should return them forthwith to Athens, where they can be reunited with their brothers and sisters,” the distinguished historian of the University of Cambridge, Dr Paul Cartledge, stated in an interview with Kathimerini.

Insult to the Parthenon Sculptures

It’s hard to assess whether the decision to stage a fashion show in front of the Parthenon Sculptures last weekend was simply ignorant and naive, or a deliberate and provocative action by the British Museum.

Is the return of the Parthenon Sculptures all but inevitable?

Nikos Efstathiou, who was just in London reporting on the latest developments over the Parthenon Sculptures for Kathimerini, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss sentiment in London around the issue, and break down why the return of the 2,500-year-old marble sculptures and reliefs seems all but inevitable.

Parthenon Marbles: Govenment’s intentions remain unchanged

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni underscored that the government does not consider the exchange, loan or recognition of the British Museum’s possession of the Parthenon Sculptures, in answering a question from an opposition MP in parliament on Monday.

Declassified letters reveal sculptures proposal

The Greek proposal for a “long-term loan” of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens in exchange for rotating exhibitions of Greek treasures is revealed in declassified letters between prime ministers at the time Costas Simitis of Greece and Britain’s Tony Blair.

Parthenon Sculptures should return to Athens, says Lord Frost

Britain should join a pan-European effort to return the Parthenon Sculptures back to Greece, David Frost, a former British diplomat and Brexit negotiator has said. David Frost also told the House of Lords in London that the UK should make a grand gesture to create closer diplomatic and cultural relations between the two countries. Such […]

Where Lord Elgin packaged the stolen sculptures

Located on Areos Street, opposite Hadrian’s Library, the building traces its origins back to the 17th century. Its distinctive features – two floors, an external staircase, and an internal courtyard with a well and fountain – classify it as a “classic” representation of the later Ottoman era.