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The U.K. Doesn’t Want to Return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The British Museum is retaining the stance that it acquired the items legally almost 200 years ago

Despite the fact that the UNESCO intergovernmental commission recently unanimously voted for the return of Grecian Parthenon sculptures from the U.K. to their country of origin, the U.K. has summarily rejected this…

  • Helen Holmes • Observer

Despite ongoing conversations regarding the importance of returning ancient artifacts to the countries from whence they came, the United Kingdom is arguing that the specific Greek items currently housed in the…

Additionally, despite claims that the items were stolen, the British Museum has maintained the position that the…

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