September 1, 2004
Following the successful Olympics in Athens, there is an interesting article, repeating Greece’s demands for the return of the marbles.
August 31, 2004
Greece Demands Return of 2,500-Year-Old Parthenon Sculptures
By Roger Wilkison
ATHENS (voa) – While Greece celebrates the successful return of the Olympic Games to their land of origin, there is one more homecoming it would like to see: that of the 2,500-year-old sculptures that were removed from the Parthenon, Athens’ most famous landmark, early in the 19th century. But, the sculptures, known as the Elgin Marbles, are likely to remain in the British Museum in London.
The demand for the return of the marbles, which took up about 60 percent of the west frieze of the Parthenon, goes back to the founding of the Greek state in 1832.
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