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"How can we British be proud until we sit down with Greek politicians and arrange for the return of their treasure? It would be a dignified, but a thrilling celebration. No need for head-hanging apology or anything silly, just a recognition that the time is now right" - Stephen Fry commenting about the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures in 2011.

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For years, I have been passionate about the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens to be reunited at the Acropolis Museum overlooking the Acropolis. On 20 June 2018 I decided to travel to the British Museum and do a live protest seeking the reunification of the Marbles. The video and photograph of my protest which can be seen here went viral on social media and have had well over a million views worldwide. Since that time I have been overwhelmed by messages of support for my protest and the grassroots support I have received has been overwhelming. There are many organisations worldwide campaigning for the return of the Marbles. My intention is to support and to complement those groups as we strive to have the Parthenon reunited. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our world. I founded Reunite the Parthenon with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and I have been at it ever since.

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Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association calls for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures

Elly Symons, gave a brilliant and impassioned speech to the delegates at the 13th General Assembly of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Union (PADEE) on recent developments in the international campaign for return and the legal and diplomatic strategies that Greece can pursue to secure the reunification of the sculptures looted by Lord Elgin and held in the British Museum since 1816. Elly is the co-Vice Chair of the Australian Parthenon Committee and a colleague in The

Legal challenge for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

Celebrated barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC launched his book ‘Who Owns History?” to a packed auditorium in Sydney in the presence of many Australian and Greek community leaders and officials. During his talk Mr Robertson made the case for a legal challenge for the return of looted cultural artefacts such as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken by Lord Elgin more than 200 years ago and are currently on display in the British Museum in London. #reunitetheparthenon #parthenon

GEOFFREY ROBERTSON: “WHO OWNS HISTORY” EVENT TO BE LIVE STREAMED BY GREEK CITY TIMES!!

Don’t miss our event either in person or on live stream Sydney-siders will have the opportunity to hear renowned human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster Geoffrey Robertson QC present his book ‘Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure’ on Saturday 5 June 2021 at the Governors Centre, Moore Park in Sydney at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm (AEST) start. Entry is free, those interested in attending must register at: whoownshistory.eventbr

Victoria Hislop joins Parthenon Marbles campaign after reading Boris Johnson’s Interview in Ta Nea

“When Victoria Hislop read Boris Johnson’s interview with Greek newspaper Ta Nea a few days ago, she became furious. The award-winning British author says it prompted her to grab her phone, send an email and join the campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece” Another excellent article by Yannis Andritsopoulos for TA NEA #reunitetheparthenon #parthenon #athens #acropolismuseum #britishmuseum Read the article by Yannis Andritsopoulos here: https://lnkd.in/gctmE

EU backs Greece on return of Elgin Marbles

The EU has opened a new row with the UK by backing Greece’s long-standing claim over the Parthenon Marbles #parthenon #acropolis #athens #EU #greece #reunitetheparthenon #bringthemback Yannis Andritsopoulos Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού TA NEA The Acropolis Research Group Acropolis Museum - Μουσείο Ακρόπολης British Museum Kyriakos Mitsotakis Boris Johnson https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/eu-backs-greece-on-return-of-elgin-marbles-20210314-p57amb.html

Statement by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni to Boris Johnson

Statement by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni relying to Boris Johnson - The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis must now make a definitive statement on this issue setting out the evidence that the sculptures were illegal removed by Elgin https://www.culture.gov.gr/el/Information/SitePages/view.aspx?nID=3693 #parthenon #acropolis #athens #greece #reunitetheparthenon #bringthemback #britishmuseum #acropolismuseum Yannis Andritsopoulos TA NEA Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητ

Boris Johnson rules out return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Boris Johnson: “...the UK government has a firm longstanding position on the sculptures, which is that they were legally acquired by Lord Elgin under the appropriate laws of the time and have been legally owned by the British Museum’s trustees since their acquisition.” This is an article by Helena Smith of The Guardian reporting on the interview with Boris Johnson by Yannis Andritsopoulos in TA NEA newspaper The Pathenon Sculptures were not legal aquired by Lord Elgin and the

A Day to Remember

February 16 2021 - Amazing video of the snow covered Acropolis and Athens Video 🎥 by Aris Ziotopoulos #parthenon #acropolis #reunitetheparthenon #parthenon #athens #Greece #britishmuseum #acropolismuseum #bringthemback #BringThemBackHome Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού Acropolis Museum - Μουσείο Ακρόπολης British Museum Kyriakos Mitsotakis Akropolis / Ακρόπολις Parthenon.pe

Greece to “Rescue” Stonehenge

Greece is behind a rescue mission to save Stonehenge after plans were announced last week for a highway tunnel to be built near the ancient site! The Greek plan involves dismantling Stonehenge and shipping it to Athens for “safekeeping”. In Athens it will be displayed at the Acropolis Museum next to the remaining Parthenon Sculptures with Attica’s sun shining upon it and the blue sky as it’s background, a vast improvement from its current dull and grey environment! A Greek M

Melina at the Acropolis Museum

Melina at the Acropolis Museum It's Not Fair - Please Do Something! Help us to Reunite the Parthenon Marbles #acropolis #parthenon #Athens #AcropolisMuseum #LostMyMarbles #BritishMuseum #reunitetheparthenon #greece #bringthemback #bringthembackhome #Melina #DoSomething

Bring Them Back Home

Bring them Back Home” Feeling pleased and humbled to be featured in this short film with luminaries such as Stephen Fry, Christopher Hitchens, Andrew George and other Philhellenes produced by the Hellenic American Leadership Council for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures #parthenon #acropolis #athens #greece #reunitetheparthenon #acropolismuseum #britishmuseum #bringthembackhome

Parthenon Restoration Program

‪A restoration project is under way to undo the damage done to the Parthenon when Lord Elgin removed the sculptures in the early 1800’s Video by Al Jazeera, Producer Helen Skopis and story by John Psaropoulos #parthenon #acropolis #athens #greece #reunitetheparthenon #acropolismuseum #britishmuseum #bringthemback‬

 

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