January 15, 2004
The Marbles Reunited campaign draws on high profile supporters to raise awareness for the issue of the Parthenon Marbles.
Group Demands U.K. Return Elgin Marbles
Thursday January 15, 2004 12:16 AM
By BETH GARDINER
Associated Press Writer
LONDON (AP) – Activists launched a fresh bid Wednesday to persuade the British Museum to return ancient sculptures from the Parthenon to Greece, saying even a loan would be a huge step forward.
The activists, whose group is called Marbles Reunited, said Greece had suggested the British Museum retain ownership and control over the so-called Elgin Marbles but display them on long-term loan at a museum being built at the Acropolis in Athens.
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