London refuses to send Parthenon marbles back to Athens (again)

London refuses to send Parthenon marbles back to Athens (again)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has again called for the return of Parthenon marbles to Greece. A painful denial a few days before the twenty years of the country’s independence.

Envelopes of celebrities Ancient Temple of Parthenon Greece in Athens has been asking from the United Kingdom for decades “Legally Purchased” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with the Greek daily Friday தா நீ.

This new denial is coming from London Greece March 25, 1821 celebrates twenty years of its independence in two weeks. On this occasion the debt of Parthenon Fries was officially demanded by the Prime Minister Kriakos Mitsotakis.

Boris Johnson “bought” the sculptures legally

Downing Street tenant, he spends regularly Holidays in Greece, At his father’s house, “to understand the strong feelings of the Greeks and Prime Minister Kriakos Mitsotakis on this issue.” But he had no hope of returning this ancient fries separated from the Parthenon and was sent to London by Lord Elgin, the British ambassador in the early 19th century.

“The British government has long held a firm position on these sculptures: they were legally acquired by Lord Elgin in accordance with the laws in force at the time.

Main piece of the British Museum

Also known as the Elgin Marbles, one of the masterpieces of the British Museum, London has always refused to accept these sculptures. British officials argue that the fries were taken with the permission of the Ottoman rulers who were occupying Greece at the time, but Athens It is considered a “theft”.

According to the newspaper தா நீThis is the first time Boris Johnson has spoken out against the controversy. Seven years ago, as mayor of London, during an argument with American actor George Clooney, he demanded that the sculptures be returned to Athens. Supported by many personalities around the world, Athens has always preferred to choose a diplomatic channel rather than pursue legal action. He proposed mediationUNESCO, The UN responsible for culture and education. The company was rejected by the British Museum.

“Robbery” means

Greek Minister of Culture Lina Montoni reaffirmed in May 2020 the “relentless demand for the return of marbles from Athens” to their homeland, which had been the subject of “plunder.” Only one copy has been donated to the museum, which was set up at the foothills at 2009 at 15,000 m2.

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