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Mitsotakis: “Unfortunate incident that won’t affect Greece-UK relations” (POLL)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday described the abrupt cancellation of his planned meeting with UK counterpart Rishi Sunak in London as an “unfortunate incident.” Despite this, he expressed confidence that it would not have any impact on bilateral ties. “This unfortunate incident… will not affect Greek-British relations. It had …

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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 …

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Parthenon marbles could be seen both in London and Athens, says British Museum

The UK is working on a new arrangement with Greece through which the Parthenon Sculptures could be seen both in London and in Athens, British Museum chair George Osborne said on Thursday, describing it as a win-win situation. Osborne, a former finance minister, reiterated that the museum was having constructive …

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Greece: “British Museum has no legal right to Parthenon Sculptures, a product of theft”

With several days delay, the Greek Culture Ministry officially reacted to reports there was a secret deal with the British Museum for the temporary loan of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Greece does not recognize that the British Museum has any legal ownership rights to the Parthenon Sculptures, as they …

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Secret deal for timely limited return of Parthenon Sculptures raises furore

A plethora of publications in major international media, mainly British, but also in Bloomberg, have reported of an imminent agreement between the Acropolis Museum and the British Museum for the partial and timely limited return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece. The “deal” is in fact no return of the …

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Deal between Greece & British Museum on Parthenon Marbles?

Greece’s Culture Ministry declined to confirm a report on Tuesday that the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum are nearing an agreement on the gradual return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. According to Bloomberg news agency, such an agreement would foresee that a part of the Parthenon Sculptures would …

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British Museum in talks on Parthenon Sculptures?

The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the Greek newspaper Ta Nea is the latest twist …

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British Museum optimistic about “Parthenon Marbles Partnership” with Greece

Deputy director of the British Museum, Jonathan Williams, said that a new “cultural exchange” agreement may be on the cards, stressing that this could be a breakthrough on the deadlock over the Parthenon Marbles. The proposal is that the ancient sculptures will loaned only if they are returned to London …

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Karl Lagerfeld debuts Sculpture Collection inspired by Greek Antiquity

Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has presented a sculptures collection inspired by Greek antiquity. It is the first series of sculptural works designed by Lagerfeld. The series called “Architectures” features eight functional sculptures like gueridons, tables, lamps, consoles, fountains and mirrors. The series is referred to as “the origin of …

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Stunning! Underwater museum exhibits the plight of refugees (videos)

The sound of sea bottom is silence. The refugees drown into the sea. Sculptures in an underwater museum. British artist Jason deCaires Taylor created this museum to showcase the plight of thousands of war refugees risking their lives in dangerous waters for a better future. DeCaires Taylors’ refugee sculptures sit …

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