PARTHENON SCULPTURES

Greece’s allies in fight for Parthenon Marbles
CULTURE

“We learn to pick our fights in multilateral diplomacy, and [the return of the Parthenon Sculptures] was worth fighting for,” sums up one of Greece’s unexpected allies. Egyptian diplomat Maged Mosleh is speaking for the first time about the battle fought – and won – by Greece at the UNESCO Intergovernmental


Boris Johnson and the Parthenon Marbles
OPINION

In the last few months there have been encouraging signs that what Cavafy might have termed “mia kapoia lysis” to the vexed question of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens might be found.

Greece will continue to demand return of Parthenon Marbles, Mendoni says
NEWS

Greece will continue to demand the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens and their reunification with the Parthenon, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said on Friday, responding to recent comments by her British counterpart that returning the sculptures would “open a can of worms.”


The miracle
OPINION

Politics is, as they say, the art of the possible. Nevertheless, sometimes politicians turn their backs on the attainable, especially if it does not help them politically and gives points to their opponents.

The Parthenon Marbles and democracy
OPINION

There is indeed a basis to the opposition’s fear that the government will use a possible return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece in its pre-election campaign to garner votes.


Return of UK-held Greek antiquities still uncertain
NEWS

Last week, there were several stories in some British and American media implying that an agreement over cultural exchanges between Greece and the United Kingdom is imminent and that it would involve the loan of part of the Parthenon Sculptures held in the British Museum.



Parthenon Sculptures take center stage
NEWS

The Parthenon Sculptures were in the limelight again this week after a series of publications, mostly in the British press, rekindled the debate about their return to their homeland in Athens from the British Museum in London.


London ‘Times’: Parthenon Sculptures could be ‘homeward bound’
CULTURE

The Parthenon Sculptures could be “homeward bound,” according to the lead article in the London “Times” on Thursday. The editorial said there were “signs” that the British Museum’s chairman, George Osborne, may be close to announcing a compromise that will allow the sculptures to return to Athens on an open-ended loan.

Sources deny Sculptures  deal report
NEWS

Sources within the Culture Ministry have dismissed a report by Bloomberg on Tuesday that the British Museum and Athens’ Acropolis Museum are nearing a deal that would see the Parthenon Sculptures returned to Greece over time as part of a cultural exchange.