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Securing return of artefacts is a priority for Greece

More coverage of Costas Karamanlis’s speech at the Agora [1] in Athens.

Kathimerini (English Edition) [2]

Monday May 7, 2007 – Archive

PM says getting antiquities back is still a priority for Greece

The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece from the British Museum is still a “main target” for the government, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said on Saturday after viewing a set of recently returned 5th century cups that have been put on display at the Ancient Agora in central Athens. “I am sure that the construction of the New Acropolis Museum, which is now being built at a rapid pace, will provide a new, powerful argument to this effort [to bring back the Marbles],” Karamanlis said. Visitors are likely to be allowed into the museum some time next year.