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June 15, 2008

Stelios’s plan for the Marbles

Posted at 10:20 am in British Museum, Elgin Marbles

More coverage of Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s proposed advertising campaign in the British Press, aimed at encouraging the reunification of the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum.

Scotland on Sunday

EasyJet founder gets Elgin marbles campaign rolling
Published Date: 15 June 2008
By Liz Longden

THE multi-millionaire founder of easyJet, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is set to launch a personal campaign for the reuniting of the Elgin marbles.
The controversial marble sculptures, which have been at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Britain and Greece for decades, are split between the British Museum in London and the New Acropolis Museum in Athens.

However, the Greek-Cypriot entrepreneur will take out full-page adverts in a number of British newspapers this week to argue the case for keeping the artworks in a single collection.
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