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Category: Parthenon Marbles (DO NOT CALL THE ELGIN MARBLES!)

UK Labor Leader Says He ‘Would Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece’ If Elected

In a surprise announcement, UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn told Greek newspaper Ta Nea that he would return the Parthenon sculpture, also known as the Elgin Marbles, to Greece if elected. “They were made in Greece, and that is where they were for thousands of years until they were taken by Lord Elgin. We should be engaged in…

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

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/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 that was coupled…

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

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/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 that was coupled…

Lord Elgin and the misappropriated manuscripts, a forgotten history

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 for the specific purpose of…

Tom Flynn – Let’s hear it for the British Museum — the greatest and most universal of all Universal Museums!

I have just had a Damascus moment. The scales have fallen from my eyes. I have seen the light. The British Museum (left) is unquestionably the greatest cultural institution on earth. We all know this, but how many of us fully appreciate it until we cross the threshold and enter its beautiful, spacious and subtly…