April 2, 2012
While any extra publicity of the return of the Parthenon Marbles is great, I’m unclear if Stephen Fry has actually said anything new about the Marbles since his blog post in December (although if you read comments on twitter, you would think that this was a completely new statement). This article ties in with the open letter to the British Prime Minister asking for the sculptures to be returned.
Stephen Fry lends support to Greek calls to return Elgin marbles to Athens
Helena Smith in Athens
Sunday 1 April 2012 19.08 BST
Greek campaigners seeking the return of the Parthenon marbles have renewed their efforts with an open letter imploring David Cameron to back the restitution of the classical carvings “to their historic home in Athens”.
Stephen Fry is lending his support for the return of what are also known as the Elgin marbles.
Weighing in to one of the world’s most controversial cultural disputes, the actor proposed that Britain “redress a great wrong” by using the occasion of the 2012 London Olympics to give up the fifth-century masterpieces. Nearly 200 years after the sculptures were acquired by the British Museum their return would not only be “classy”, he argued, but a much-needed morale booster for a country mired in crisis.
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