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September 16, 2010

Could a legal challenge in the English courts secure the return of the Parthenon Marbles?

Posted at 8:21 am in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

An initiative in Australia aims to eventually finance legal action in the British high court in favour of returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece. There have been many attempts at legal action in the past, but as far as I’m aware, not have progressed beyond initial discussions, due either to lack of funding or being persuaded by one of the sides in the case to drop the issue. There are still many however that believe that this would be the best way to try & initialise proper negotiations on the issue involving all parties.

Greek Reporter

New move for return of the Parthenon marbles with a legal challenge before the English courts
Posted on 21 June 2010 by Apostolos Papapostolou

Under an initiative of AHEPA of NSW and the Greek Australian Committee for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, Greeks of the Diaspora are bound to set up an international fund to finance an action in the English High Court for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. The idea belongs to Victor Bizanis (photo), President of AHEPA of NSW. Below you will find the full article written by Victor Bizanis, published in
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August 10, 2010

Formula One drivers support the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 12:59 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

The Parthenon Sculptures are an issue that is seen as important by many people who take all possible opportunities to try & raise awareness of it. This is in direct contract to the approach taken by the British Museum that the issue will go away if they just ignore it.

Greek Reporter

Formula 1 drivers in the “race” for Parthenon Marbles return
Posted on 11 May 2010 by Apostolos Papapostolou

The drivers of this year’s Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix race, also known as the Natiole Piloti and headed by the Michail Schumacher will participate in a friendly soccer match that will send out two messages: the first being safe driving and the second and most important for Greece-the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, their homeland. With this special event to take place before the lavish opening of the Monaco Grand Prix, the drivers aim to sensitize many of the dignitaries and officials as well as the people attending this spectacular sporting event. Among the expected celebrities to be attending the event will be Greek-French television personality, Nikos Aliagas, who spearheads the drive for the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

May 16, 2009

Melbourne Age in favour of Parthenon Marbles Reunification

Posted at 10:22 pm in Elgin Marbles

Like many newspapers, the Melbourne Age has regularly published pieces in favour of the reunification of the Elgin Marbles.

Greek Reporter (Australia)

The Age” in favor of Marbles return to Greece
Posted on 16 May 2009 by Anastasios Papapostolou

In an article in Australia’s “The Age” newspaper entitled “Britain runs out of excuses for keeping Elgin Marbles” underlines that the opening of the New Acropolis Museum will minimize the British Museums argument that it is the best place to house the marbles that were removed from the Acropolis by Lord Elgin.
According to the article, for two centuries, Britain has held on to a collection of ancient treasures from Greece, defying the latter’s moral claim to the sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles. Even that popular name, after the British ambassador who took them from the fabled Parthenon temple in Athens, singularly fails to acknowledge the place of the statuary in Greek heritage. Pericles commissioned the series of sculpted panels in the 5th century BC to commemorate his victory against Persia. They did so for 2300 years at the Parthenon until Lord Elgin, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, came along in 1801, when Athens was under enemy occupation, and took them.
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