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This debate took place at Cadogan Hall on 11th June 2012. Event info: What's all this nonsense about sending the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece? If Lord Elgin hadn't rescued them from the Parthenon in Athens and presented them to the British Museum almost 200 years ago, these exquisite sculptures -- the finest embodiment of the classical ideal of beauty and harmony -- would have been lost to the ravages of pollution and time. So we have every right to keep them: indeed, returning them would set a dangerous precedent, setting off a clamour for every Egyptian mummy and Grecian urn to be wrenched from the world's museums and sent back to its country of origin. It is great institutions like the British Museum that have established such artefacts as items of world significance: more people...
The Parthenon is among the greatest national treasures of Greece, but important parts of it have been displayed at the British Museum in London for two centuries. Should they be returned to Athens? ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Parthenon Battle | National Geographic https://youtu.be/J3MXPqYKKRM Nationa...
Playwright, author and British Museum trustee, Bonnie Greer celebrates the enduring beauty and humanity of the Parthenon Sculptures. The Parthenon was built as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. It was the centrepiece of an ambitious building programme on the Acropolis of Athens. The temple's great size and lavish use of white marble was intended to show off the city's power and wealth at the height of its empire.
The Swiss Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles is pleased to release this new documentary film, produced by our Committee and directed by Gary Grenier. Many people are either misinformed or undecided about the need to reunify the Parthenon, a mutilated work of art and the major symbol of Europe's common cultural heritage. Our film will allow you to have an informed opinion.
July 31, 2009. It's one of the great landmarks of history: the Parthenon in Athens, constructed in the 5th century B.C. It stands as a symbol of the cultural and political heights reached by the classical world. But it is today also at the center of a very modern debate: Who holds claim to a set of marble friezes (known as the "Elgin Marbles") that once adorned the structure? We have our own debate with James Cuno, the president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of the recent book, "Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Ancient Heritage," and Christopher Hitchens, columnist for Vanity Fair and author of the book, "The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Restitution." Credit to PBS: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2009/07/conversation-hitchens-cuno-debat...
While the debate rages on over where the Elgin Marbles should be, there is another, less talked-about scandal that haunts the famous sculptures. Writer William St. Clair explains the damage to the marbles, and subsequent cover-up that happened in the 1930s, orchestrated by the powerful and unscrupulous art dealer, Lord Joseph Duveen.
It's now exactly 200 years since the British Museum purchased the so-called Elgin marbles. The sculptures had been taken from the Acropolis in Athens by the British ambassador The Earl of Elgin - before the Greek state was even founded. Now the Greek government is increasing its attempts to get them back. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from the British Museum, London. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Award-winning s following the stories of the world's greatest archaeological adventurers. This mini-s profiles the perils, struggles and triumphs of four
Video ID: 20141015-023 M/S Amal Clooney stepping out of van M/S Amal Clooney descending stairs W/S Amal Clooney among crowd of journalists M/S Amal Clooney, entourage, and press entering building M/S Amal Clooney walking through lobby W/S Amal Clooney and entourage M/S Amal Clooney enters conference room M/S Amal Clooney takes a seat SOT, Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer (English): "The horseman has his head in Athens and body in London." M/S Press SOT, Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer (English): "This means that nobody can celebrate the marbles united in the place that they come from, which is a monument that represents Greek ancient history and the birthplace of our modern civilisation." M/S Amal Clooney and panel at press conference M/S Amal Clooney smiling at press SCRIPT H...
The Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles, are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. The British had obtained a controversial permit from the Ottoman authorities to remove pieces from the Acropolis. In the early 1800's Elgin's agents removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon, as well as architectural members and sculpture from the Propylaea. The Marbles were transported by sea to Britain where the acquisition of the collection was supported by some, while other critics compared Elgin's actions to vandalism or looting. Following a public debate in Parliament and subsequent exoneration of Elgin's actions, the m...
It is 200 years since the British Museum purchased the so-called Elgin marbles. The sculptures were taken from the Acropolis in Athens by an Englishman and then sold to the Museum. But for decades, the Greek government has demanded their return, saying they were removed illegally. Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com
The Parthenon Galleries and Eglin Marbles at the British Museum, London. The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures (made by the citizens of Athens under the supervision of the renowned architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants), inscriptions, and architectural pieces that were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin obtained them in 1801 a controversial permit from the Sublime Porte, which then ruled Greece. Vic Stefanu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greece has been engaged in a long dispute over some of the worlds most famous sculptures. The sculptures were taken from the Parthenon almost 200 years ago and brought to Britain, and the Greeks argue they should be returned to Athens. Worldfocus special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson report on Greeces efforts to recover the precious statues. http://worldfocus.org/blog/2009/09/15/greeks-lobby-for-return-of-parthenon-marbles-to-athens/7258/
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Geoffrey Robertson QC is advising the Greek government on their legal claim to the Elgin Marbles. He says if they can be loaned to Russia, they can be given back to Greece. Full story: http://news.sky.com/story/1386068/greek-pm-elgin-marbles-loan-an-affront