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UK’s Labour Party Leader Vows to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The leader of the UK’s labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, is the latest public figure to declare that colonial-era objects that were taken unlawfully should be returned to their country of origin.

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If elected prime minister in the next general election, which will take place in 2022, Corbyn has pledged to return the famous Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Parthenon Marbles 1a photo by Dylan Martinez LLLLAlso known as the Elgin Marbles, the fifth-century sculptures—made under the sculptor Phidias—were taken from the Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena that is situated on the Athenian acropolis, by Scottish nobleman Lord Elgin, who served as the…

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