Tagged: Parthenon marbles

Greece considers legal action against the UK for the Parthenon marbles

As the 200th anniversary since British Lord Elgin removed marbles from the Parthenon looms, the Greek government is considering appealing to the international justice system for their return. Greek Minister of Culture Aristides Baltas told the Guardian that “we are trying to develop alliances which we hope would eventually lead to an international body like […]

UN signs resolution bolstering bid for return of Parthenon Marbles

The UN General Assembly Plenary has adopted a resolution that could bolster Greece’s ongoing bid for the return of the Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum in London. The resolution, titled “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin,” calls on member-states to mobilize for the return of stolen cultural treasures and […]

Government and opposition clash in Parliament over Parthenon Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles and the efforts to repatriate the marbles kept in London prompted the latest clash between the government and opposition parties in Parliament. The latest clash took place after the Minister of Culture Aristides Baltas stated that the Greek government is considering abandoning legal avenues for the repatriation of the marbles, given that […]