The metope of the south face of the Parthenon to return to Athens for bicentennial celebrations in 2021

26 August 2019
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The metope of the south face of the Parthenon, which is currently exhibited in the Louvre in Paris will be coming to Athens in 2021 after French President Emmanuel Macron accepted the proposal of Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the latter’s official visit in Paris.
The agreement was reached as a gesture in the framework of the bicentennial anniversary celebrations of the Greek Independence in 2021.

Only one of the Parthenon metopes is located in Athens, with one more exhibited in the Louvre and 15 in the British Museum, after Elgin’s looted the site of the Parthenon the 19th century.

Apart from the temporary return of the metope, a number of other unique exhibits from the Louvre and other institutions will be showcased during the 2021 anniversary at the Acropolis Museum and the Athens Byzantine and Christian Museum, while bronze finds from Greece will be exhibited for the first time in the Louvre.

Greek government pleased with results of PM Mitsotakis’s visit to Paris

Meanwhile, the government is satisfied with the contacts in Paris and the results of the official visit. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the prime minister said Paris was the starting point in his efforts to change the narrative about Greece in European capitals and across the Atlantic.

Next Thursday, Mr. Mitsotakis is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by a visit to Amsterdam.

In the final days of September, the Greek PM will be in New York for the annual UN Summit. According to sources, talks for a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Summit have progressed.

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