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International initiatives to return the Parthenon Marbles

More coverage of the International Association for the Parthenon Sculptures's meeting in Athens.


This is a transcript from Correspondents Report. The program is broadcast around Australia on Sundays at 08:00 on ABC Radio National.

Greek marbles could now have Athenian home

Correspondents Report – Sunday, 21 June , 2009

Reporter: Helena Smith


IARPS meets in Athens

The International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures has held a meeting in Athens on the occasion of the inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum.

Return Elgin marbles for London Olympics: campaigners

3 days ago

ATHENS (AFP) — The 2012 London Olympics would represent a symbolic moment perfect for the return of the long-disputed Elgin Marbles from Britain to Greece, campaigners said Friday.


Vatican fragment from Parthenon Frieze is returned

Following only a few weeks after the return of the Palermo Fragment from the Parthenon Frieze, the Vatican has also returned a fragment from the frieze.


Palermo fragment from Parthenon Frieze is returned

After many years of negotiations between the Greek & Italian governments, the Palermo Fragment from the Parthenon Sculptures has now been returned on loan to Greece. Gradually the Parthenon Sculptures are being retrieved from abroad, meaning that when the New Acropolis Museum opens, more of the Parthenon Sculptures will be on display in Athens than have been seen there for over two hundred years.


Legality of Elgin's Firman called into question

Elgin's right to the Parthenon Sculptures has long been justified by a translation of the Firman (permit) that he was supplied with by the Ottoman authorities. New Research though suggests that this may not be the case.



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