Category: Parthenon Marbles

Parthenon Marbles focus of meeting between Greek president, US rights advocate

Greek President on the Parthenon Marbles: “It is easy to blame Lord Elgin but he’s been gone for awhile. This is an ongoing and perpetual crime, which is being perpetuated by the British government against Greece..” ekathimerini.com/238718/article/ekathimerini/news/parthenon-marbles-focus-of-meeting-between-greek-president-us-rights-advocate TAGS: Diplomacy, Culture Greek President…

Rodin and the Parthenon Marbles

tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2018/05/rodin-and-parthenon-marbles_15.html The news wires have been buzzing over the past eighteen months as pressure mounts on the world’s so-called ‘universal museums’ to return objects acquired during the colonial era. Even French president Emanuel Macron has stepped into the fray, vowing to…

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/08/parthenon-sculptures-hitchens-and-cuno.html: The Parthenon sculptures: Hitchens and Cuno in debate

The Parthenon sculptures: Hitchens and Cuno in debate http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/08/parthenon-sculptures-hitchens-and-cuno.html 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…

The Elgin Marbles: Where do they belong?

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…

Acropolis Museum row

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…

Athens home fit for the Elgin Marbles

  * 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. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/28f9bf36dd75996a?hl=en * Kwame Opoku: EVEN THE FRIENDS OF AFRICA CANNOT ENTIRELY AVOID…

Parthenon marbles. Book review: Stealing Athena

  * 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. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/242cc8ea4a1bd8ab?hl=en * Museum theft Austria. Im Papiermachermuseum in Steyrermühl haben unbekannte…

Stelios in bid to reunite Parthenon Marbles

* 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  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5057cdfbea59f190?hl=en * Two Picassos stolen in Brazil  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/0f35e9751210af58?hl=en * Torah scroll…

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.

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…

A plea for 'Marbles' in Parthenon

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.