May 23, 2004
This article looks at the reasons why the Marbles Reunited campaign feels that the Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens.
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ATHENS—The scaffolding and cranes around the Parthenon these days give the ancient monument what the Greeks of the time would have surely described as a tragic allure.
Built in honour of the goddess Athene, protector of Athens, the temple was considered one of the finest of the ancient world.
But time has its way with even the grandest of efforts, and no amount of work can restore a beauty that today is more suggested than real.
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