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UNESCO Calls on UK to ‘Reconsider’ Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

UNESCO is urging the British Museum to reconsider repatriating the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and to enter talks on the issue.

Greece Slams British Museum for Lack of Care, Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greece says British Museum is not caring for the Parthenon Marbles and calls for their return to their homeland.

Parthenon Marbles Dispute Heats Up After UK PM’s Comment

Greek authorities have reacted strongly to claims made by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Britain will not return the Parthenon Marbles to its legal owner Greece.

UK PM Says Greece’s Parthenon Marbles Will Stay in Britain 

British PM Boris Johnson is refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, despite a request in 2019 by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

British Museum Still Refuses to Return Greece’s Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is still refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, claiming it has “no intention of removing controversial objects from public display”.

Greece Renews Efforts to Bring Back the Parthenon Marbles

Greece has set up a new advisory committee tasked with bringing the Parthenon Marbles back from the British Museum.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greece to Propose Epirus’ Zagori Villages as UNESCO Heritage Site

The Greek Culture Ministry will prepare a preliminary file for the inclusion of the northern Epirus region of Zagori on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Greece Remembers Melina Mercouri with Year Full of Cultural Events

Greece will host a number of cultural events this year to mark the 100-year anniversary since the birth of Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Greek Lawyers to Set Up Committee for Return of Parthenon Marbles

A Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is being set up by Greek lawyers, with the aim to offer legal support in Greece’s efforts to bring the sculptures back.

Greek Culture Ministry Declares 2020 ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

The Greek Culture Ministry is dedicating the year 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Three Key Culture Projects in Greece Taking Steps to Completion

Three major cultural projects are scheduled to move into implementation phase in the upcoming period, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Acropolis Museum Head Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the ‘Only Solution’

Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis said the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is the only solution to the debate between Greece and the UK.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

Greece Reminds British Museum to Take Heed of UN Declarations over Parthenon Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles have once again stirred animosity between Athens and London, triggered this time by comments made by the British Museum’s director.
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