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 statement made by Johnson is wrong. Unfortunately this is the result of the softly softly approach to diplomacy that has taken place over many decades in relation to the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures. The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis must now come out and set the record straight - he must make a statement and set out all the evidence and the legal case that shows that Elgin illegally removed the sculptures from the Parthenon and that the sale of the Scuptures to Britain (and the British Museum) was illegal.
#parthenon #acropolis #athens #greece #reunitetheparthenon #bringthemback #britishmuseum #acropolismuseum Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού The Acropolis Research Group Acropolis Museum - Μουσείο Ακρόπολης British Museum Lost My Marbles