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Combating for the Parthenon marbles

2021-01-17 00:10:49

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In 1983 the Greek authorities determined, for the primary time, to formally demand the return of artefacts faraway from their most well-known nationwide monument two centuries earlier than.

The Greek actress turned Minister of Tradition, Melina Mercouri, stated the British ambassador, Lord Elgin, had no ethical proper to ship 170 crates of marble sculpture from Athens to London between 1801 and 1804.

The Parthenon marbles are actually housed in the British Museum in London, and Melina Mercouri visited it and spoke to the Director of the Museum, David Wilson.

Victoria Solomonides was with Melina Mercouri and remembers the affect the previous actress had on the British public.

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