Archive for the ‘Parthenon Marbles’ Category

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? | Effrosyni’s Blog

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? by Effrosyni Moschoudi To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite ...

Lord Elgin and the misappropriated manuscripts, a forgotten history

Friday, September 25th, 2015

In William St. Clair’s fascinating, and very well documented book Lord Elgin & The Marbles; the controversial history of the Parthenon sculptures (third revised edition, 1998) one can read an account about the illicit removal of ancient manuscripts: “Professor Carlyle had been attached to Lord Elgin’s Embassy by the government ...

Russell Darnley – Analysing the British Museum’s historical revisionism in Elgin’s own words

Friday, September 11th, 2015

2015-09-11 11:47 GMT+02:00 russell darnley <>: The  Revisionist Position Current Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor is the architect of a revisionist rubber band theory of history. When all else fails and the arguments that the Greeks can’t look after the Parthenon Marbles, or have no place to keep them, can ...

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Sunday, May 20th, 2012

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Protected: Ancient Greek sites could soon be available for rent – Available for rent: The Acropolis, for under $2000 a day

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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Kwame Opoku comments on Greece states (or does it not?) that it will drop ownership claims on Parthenon Marbles- CAN ONE CONTINUE FOREVER OFFERING WEAK AND BASELESS ARGUMENTS?

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Dr. Kwame Opoku Comments on: Greece states (or does it not?) that it will drop ownership claims on Parthenon Marbles CAN ONE CONTINUE FOREVER OFFERING WEAK AND BASELESS ARGUMENTS? “At issue, however, is not only the legality of the purchase but the precedent any return would set for museums around the ...

Greece states (or does it not?) that it will drop ownership claims on Parthenon Marbles

Friday, January 7th, 2011

In an interview with The Times, Greece’s Culture Minister, Pavlos Geroulanos, has indicated that he may be willing to set aside the issue of ownership, in order to facilitate serious talks with the British Museum about the reunification of the Elgin Marbles. Later reports from Greece have however indicated that ...

Julien Anfruns (director general of the International Council of Museums) defends the Athens friezes staying in the British Museum

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Julien Anfruns defends the Athens friezes staying in the British Museum Saul Fernandez_One of the debates without any apparently immediate solution is the one proposing that big museums return the property extracted/taken (esquilmados) during the years during which artistic conscience did not exist.  One of the most noted cases in this area is the ...

Is Greece Losing its Elgin Marbles? The battle between antiquities-loving and antiquities-producing countries continues.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

BY SUSAN EMERLING | AUGUST 21, 2009 The culture war between antiquities-importing countries and those whose soils harbor archaeological treasures has flared up again. This time, the battle isn't over recently looted artifacts returned by a chastened American museum to their country of origin. Instead, it is over the June opening ... The Parthenon sculptures: Hitchens and Cuno in debate

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The Parthenon sculptures: Hitchens and Cuno in debate At the end of July Christopher Hitchens and James Cuno were in debate over the Parthenon sculptures. Hitchens argues for the reunification of the sculptures that were intended to be seen as a unity. These would be displayed in the Acropolis Museum adjacent to ...

The Elgin Marbles: Where do they belong?

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The Elgin Marbles: Where do they belong? August 7, 12:49 PM – Archeological Travel Examiner Gwynneth Anderson …And so it happened that the Lapith peoples celebrated the wedding of the brave warrior Perithous to his fair maiden, Hippodame. All were invited to the nuptial feast – even the cloud-begotten race of Centaurs, those ...

Acropolis Museum row

Friday, July 31st, 2009

This is going to be a very uncomfortable week for Britain. Greece's Culture Minister, Antonis Samaras, has stoked up the pressure by rejecting what he claimed was an offer by the British Museum to loan some of the sculptures that were hacked from the Parthenon at the turn of the ...

Should Nefertiti and the Parthenon Marbles Go Home?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

By Nick Gier, New West Unfiltered 7-28-09 Once again the Greek government has demanded that the Parthenon Marbles, better known in imperialist circles as the Elgin Marbles, be returned from the British Museum to the Greek people. The stunning new Acropolis Museum has just opened, and there is a gallery where ...

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Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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Picking up the Parthenon pieces. Tom Flynn –

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Picking up the Parthenon pieces FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009 On a recent visit to Stockholm I heard how the marvellously energetic Swedish Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles have on two previous occasions returned to Athens small fragments from the Parthenon that had been picked up as souvenirs by Swedish ...

“Postino” speciale per un fregio del Partenone

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Napolitano riporta ad Atene l’antico resto. È un prestito, ma nasce l’asse con l’Italia ATENE - Uno dei momenti clou della visita di Stato di Giorgio Napolitano (nella foto) in Grecia si avrà domani sera ad Atene, quando il presidente della Repubblica consegnerà alle autorità greche un frammento del fregio del ...

Athens home fit for the Elgin Marbles

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

  * A man has been arrested after tearing the head off a wax figure of Adolf Hitler at a newly opened branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin. * Kwame Opoku: EVEN THE FRIENDS OF AFRICA CANNOT ENTIRELY AVOID THE PREJUDICES EMBEDDED IN EUROPEAN CULTURE ABOUT AFRICA AND AFRICANS: REVIEW OF ...

Parthenon marbles. Book review: Stealing Athena

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

  * Museum theft. PALM SPRINGS - After a lengthy investigation and a conviction, several Indian artifacts valued at $140,000 to $160,000 were returned Friday to their rightful owners. * Museum theft Austria. Im Papiermachermuseum in Steyrermühl haben unbekannte Täter wertvolle Beute gemacht. Sie stahlen 40 Bleibarren, wie sie bei historischen Druckmaschinen ...

Stelios in bid to reunite Parthenon Marbles

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

* US, Boston. Police seek stolen painting "Madonna and Child," that may be an original Reni was stolen from an Adin Street residence over an October weekend in 2006 * Two Picassos stolen in Brazil * Torah scroll theft in Missouri similar to Kenosha theft * LONDON, June 13 --, an ...

Elgin (oops: PARTHENON) Marbles were made by Englishman, claims Oxford don

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

By Percy Flarge, Artnose Cultural Heritage correspondent full text with images: THE ELGIN MARBLES were made by an English sculptor and are therefore definitively English and should stay in Britain, according to new research by the renowned Oxford archaeologist Dr Rex Tooms. Dr Tooms's research has uncovered fresh evidence that Pheidias, the Greek ...

The Parthenon Marbles:" Time to Litigate?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

 The case of the Parthenon Marbles has been simmering away for decades. Every now and then an event occurs which prompts the Greeks to half-heartedly drag it forward onto the media front burner. For a few weeks everyone watches it let off steam until it gradually slides onto the back ...

Greece is stepping up the pressure on Britain to return one of the ancient world's most valued treasures: the Elgin Marbles, sculptures removed from the Parthenon in the early 1800s and housed in the British Museum.

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Greece to Britain: Hand over artwork By Jeffrey Stinson, USA TODAY LONDON — Greece announced earlier this month that, after years of delays, it would open its new Acropolis Museum in Athens in September. The modern structure would allow it to properly display and preserve the sculptures from the fifth century ...

Parthenon Marbles Case Overshadowed by Iraq Looting

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Last week's UNESCO conference in Athens on the Return of Cultural Objects to their Countries of Origin was intended to draw attention to the issue of the London-based Parthenon Marbles. Instead, news reports of last week's conference were dominated by yet more column inches on the Iraq War. (International Herald ...

The British Museum says 'no' to Greece, again

Monday, December 24th, 2007

It was a spectacular sight by all accounts. A huge mass of marble covered with protective white material was raised from the top of one of the most well known rock tops in the world, the rock of Akropolis, some 165 meters above sea level, and was gently lowered down ...

A plea for 'Marbles' in Parthenon

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Michael Reppas realized a lifelong dream last summer when he was granted the rare opportunity to set foot inside the Parthenon, a 2,500-year-old Greek structure that has been off limits to tourists for more than 15 years.

Acropolis Museum an unfinished project: The opening of a Greek museum in September will exert pressure on Britain to return priceless artifacts plundered from Athens' ancient Acropolis

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Located on a flat rock in the heart of Athens, the 5th-century BC structure is a beacon of antiquity that will soon be complemented by a modern museum at the southern foot of the Sacred Rock. According to Greece's Minister of Culture Mihalis Liapis, the transfer of antiquities to the Acropolis ...