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Reunite the Parthenon Sculptures is “an act of justice”, says Culture Minister

Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said that “the last argument of the British that the Parthenon Sculptures are supposedly safer in this particular Museum than in Athens, in the Acropolis Museum, has collapsed.”

In an article published in newspaper tanea, Mendoni commented in the wake of the theft scandal in the British Museum.

“The unprecedented case of theft, in addition to criminal and moral responsibilities, raises a question of the credibility of the museum organization itself,” she added among others.

She spokes of a “long-standing and ongoing mistreatment” of the Parthenon masterpieces as is the damage they have suffered in the British Museum

“The thefts, by the responsible curators, but also the arrogant silence of its heads, who neither take care of the protection of the collections, nor take the appropriate security and guarding measures, proves that the “hospitality” provided to the masterpieces of Phidias, in the British Museum, was always flawed, incomplete, problematic,” the minister reportedly wrote.

It is “an act of justice to reunited the marbles in Athens,” the culture minister stressed.

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