Bloomberg reports that the Parthenon Marbles May Soon Return to Greece in an Exchange Deal With UK
~ Cultural institutions close in on deal to end decades-old feud
~ Agreement could see London display artifacts loaned by Greece
The British Museum and the Acropolis Museum in Athens are closing in on an agreement that would see the Parthenon Marbles returned over time to Greece as part of a cultural exchange, ending a feud over the historical artifacts that dates back to the 1800s.
An agreement would see a proportion of the marbles sent to Athens on rotation over several years, according to people familiar with the matter, who declined to be identified because a deal hasn’t been sealed. In exchange, other objects would effectively be loaned to the museum in London, and Britain could also get plaster copies of the Parthenon sculptures.