Parthenon marbles

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Britain treasures the Parthenon marbles, but consider this: returned to Greece, could they be more valuable? | Charlotte Higgins
Politicians fear that handing back disputed items would asset-strip the British soul. The truth is, it might enrich us, says Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian’s chief culture writer

Charlotte Higgins

24, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘He did not want this’: no rest in quest to end display of Irish Giant
Researchers spurred by injustice explain why 18th century Irish man famed for his exceptional height deserves burial he wanted

Alexandra Topping

14, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: leading the way home | Editorial
Editorial: The swelling international tide in favour of returning looted artefacts cannot be ignored by Britain’s national museums


08, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Friday briefing: The latest twist in the 200-year dispute over the Parthenon marbles
In today’s newsletter: Greece and the UK have opened talks over the future of the so-called ‘Elgin marbles’ – what will happen next?

Nimo Omer

06, Jan, 2023 @6:40 AM

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Stephen Fry calls for return of Parthenon marbles to Athens
Removing sculptures from Greece was like ‘removing Eiffel Tower from Paris’, says actor

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pope Francis orders Parthenon marbles held by Vatican be returned to Greece
Three 2,500-year-old pieces will be ‘donated’ to Greece’s Archbishop Ieronymos II amid wider conversation about future of Parthenon marbles held by Britain

Sian Cain and agencies

19, Dec, 2022 @12:51 AM

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No 10 rules out law change for return of Parthenon marbles
No plans to amend legislation that could stop removal back to Greece, after secret talks held over their future

Pippa Crerar Political editor

05, Dec, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Greece in ‘preliminary’ talks with British Museum about Parthenon marbles
Officials say they have met with George Osborne, and are keen to see the masterpieces back in Athens

Helena Smith in Athens

03, Dec, 2022 @5:09 PM

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From Athens with love: the NGV’s dizzying recreation of the Parthenon
Temple of Boom sees the ancient monument reconstructed and covered with art in the gallery’s garden, inviting the public to reflect on its beauty – and complicated history

Nathan Dunne

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Lord Elgin paid no British customs tax on Parthenon marbles, letters suggest
Documents from early 19th century show foreign secretary helped Elgin import huge shipments of sculptures

Esther Addley

07, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Surrey stately home to discuss return of 19th-century carvings to New Zealand
Māori delegation to visit Clandon Park to discuss exchange of Hinemihi carvings for new works

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

18, Sep, 2022 @2:17 PM

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Is British Museum’s stance shifting on Parthenon marbles return?
Changing public attitudes have made issues of repatriation and decolonisation harder to ignore

Esther Addley

05, Aug, 2022 @9:54 AM

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