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The British Museum is not safe for the Elgin marbles and other articles that belong to other countries

Thousands of items stolen by an employee, a whitewashed internal investigation ….

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by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 5:25 AM

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by Anonymousreply 1October 24, 2023 5:03 PM

Behind the paywall

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by Anonymousreply 2October 24, 2023 5:04 PM

The Parthenon Sculptures (known in Britain as the Elgin marbles) must returned to Greece.

The Greeks built the newest, state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum. The Greeks can supremely care for the Parthenon Sculptures, which rightfully belong to Greece anyway.

by Anonymousreply 3October 25, 2023 3:57 AM

The Greeks are broke and their government is corrupt.

What could go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 4October 25, 2023 2:37 PM

Nobody’s stealing the Elgin marbles.

by Anonymousreply 5October 25, 2023 2:38 PM

The Brits are just about broke and their government is also corrupt.

That's what could go wrong.

by Anonymousreply 6October 25, 2023 2:40 PM

I thought i read that the Greek economy was on an upswing after the horrors of last decade.

by Anonymousreply 7October 25, 2023 2:42 PM

You are comparing the British government to its' Greek equivalent.

It was the Greek government who sold the marbles in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 8October 25, 2023 5:48 PM

The Greeks did not sell the sculptures. The Turkish allowed the British access.

by Anonymousreply 9October 25, 2023 6:25 PM

King Charles III draws attention by wearing a Greek flag tie after London-Athens diplomatic spat

Britain's King Charles III has caused some raised eyebrows by wearing a tie adorned with a pattern of Greek flags to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai

LONDON -- King Charles III caused some raised eyebrows Friday when he wore a tie adorned with a pattern of Greek flags to the COP28 climate summit days after a diplomatic spat between the U.K. government and Greece over the Parthenon Marbles.

The British monarch is meant to be above politics, but many in Greece interpreted the tie as a gesture of solidarity with their cause. Charles wore it as he met British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and made a speech at the U.N. summit in Dubai.

The king’s late father, Prince Philip, was born into the Greek royal family, and Charles has deep ties to the country.

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by Anonymousreply 10December 2, 2023 1:23 AM

The Parthenon sculptures are Greek and they belong in Greece. They are priceless, historical artefacts of great significance. It's fucking preposterous that they are still in the UK.

The British must return what they stole from Greece. Just like they're having to return all the items they stole from their numerous colonisations around the world.

What Sunak did by cancelling on the Greek PM was pathetic. What a simpering little spineless cunt Sunak is.

by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 5:25 AM
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