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July 20, 2012

Excavating the wreck of the Mentor – Lord Elgin’s ship that carried the Parthenon Marbles

Posted at 1:18 pm in Elgin Marbles, Greece Archaeology

Excavations of Lord Elgin’s Ship, the Mentor, which was wrecked of Kythera, have continued this year, following on from the successful work that was done last summer.

The article below is a computer translation. If you follow the link at the start, you can read the original Greek version.

From:
Ta Nea

Under the microscope the wreck of archaeologists carrying the sculptures in England
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012
Last update: 07.13.2012 14:29

The hull of the ship that transported the sculptures in England and sank southwest of Kythira, in 1802, excavations revealed the Inspectorate of Underwater Antiquities. We also found dozens of items crew with great historical value.

The ship “MENTOR” was sunk in September 1802 at the entrance of the port of Avlaimona. This ship is always the motivation of the research on the possible discovery of other sculptures in the sand. The underwater survey lasted 17 days.
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June 22, 2009

Press coverage of the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:33 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

There has been a colossal amount of media coverage of the New Acropolis Museum, building gradually in the weeks leading up to its opening. Within Greece, it has become the most important news story in almost every paper, as evidenced by this summary of the headlines.

From:
Athens News Agency

06/22/2009
Athens Newspaper Headlines

The Monday edition of Athens’ dailies at a glance

The grand inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum on Saturday evening in Athens, the Greek people’s resounding demand for the Parthenon Marbles’ repatriation and speculation of early general elections dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens’ newspapers.

ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: “The demand for the Parthenon Marbles’ repatriation is international – Foreign newspapers and media support Greece’s demand”.
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