• Send them back: The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens

    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...

    published: 22 Jun 2012
  • Parthenon Battle | National Geographic

    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...

    published: 26 May 2010
  • In Focus: The 'Elgin'/ Parthenon Marbles

    Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. Today we examine the so-called 'Elgin' Marbles.

    published: 16 Mar 2012
  • George Clooney & Bill Murray Interview - Elgin Marbles Controversey

    George Clooney & Bill Murray Interview - Elgin Marbles Controversey

    published: 11 Feb 2014
  • Greece demands return of Elgin marbles from UK

    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/

    published: 07 Jun 2016
  • Stephen Fry on Parthenon Marbles

    This is a clip from the show QI S12E07. I do not own the rights... Enjoy!!

    published: 23 Mar 2015
  • Christopher Hitchens - On PBS discussing the fate of the Parthenon marbles

    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...

    published: 31 Aug 2013
  • Ο Stephen Fry μιλά για την επιστροφή των Μαρμάρων του Παρθενώνα VideoMan

    Η μεταφόρτωση του video στην πλατφόρμα του youtube,έγινε με τη σύμφωνη γνωμη του VIDEOMAN.gr ,μετά από σχετικό αίτημά μας. Μπορείτε να δείτε το video και από το VIDEOMAN.gr στο link : http://www.videoman.gr/50980

    published: 13 Nov 2013
  • Jules Dassin (1911-2008) - His life and the Elgin Marbles

    A brief story of Jules Dassin's life,with rare photos,titles of his films,his philosophy and his dreams...one of which was to see the Parthenon (also known as Elgin) marbles coming back in Greece..... Jules Dassin got married to the known actress and later on politician Melina Mercouri.He created several films,one of which was "Never on Sunday". For further info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Dassin http://www.melinamercourifoundation.org.gr/index_en.html Song's title "Attendre,attendre" from CD "Je suis Grecque" Singer Melina Mercouri Lyrics Un jour s'en vient, Un jour s'en va, J'attends quelqu'un Tu ne viens pas... Sur le rivage Le temps se traîne Longue est la vague Longue est ma peine {Refrain:} Attendre, attendre sans y croire, O mon amour si beau, s...

    published: 03 Apr 2008
  • Parthenon Marbles

    Dedicated to the British museum due to the conclusion of 20 years since the death of Melina Mercouri, and her struggle for the return of the Parthenon sculptures in Athens. Music by Vangelis

    published: 07 Mar 2014
  • Bonnie Greer on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum

    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.

    published: 15 Jul 2014
  • The 'Cleaning' of the Elgin Marbles

    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.

    published: 16 Dec 2013
  • The Elgin Marbles Debate

    Hayley Millar (BBC) interviews the historian Dr Dominic Selwood and Marlen Godwin of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM), 23.10.2014

    published: 24 Oct 2014
  • "Elgin Marbles" CNM Reports

    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...

    published: 04 Feb 2012
  • Greece wants its treasured Elgin marbles back from the British

    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

    published: 07 Jun 2016
  • STEPHEN FRY on Parthenon Marbles - Greek subtitled by Alex M.

    STEPHEN FRY on Parthenon Marbles Debate - 11.6.2012 - Greek subtitled - Translated by Alexandros Molfessis. (2012)

    published: 16 Oct 2014
  • Inside Story - Who owns ancient artefacts?

    It's been 200 years since the Greek Parthenon marbles were taken from Athens by a Scottish Lord and sold to the British government. The sculptures now sit in the British Museum. Where they've become a source of national injustice for many Greeks, who say they were removed illegally and should be returned. There are thousands of artefacts around the world, that have been stolen, sold or traded through dubious means. And some countries want them back. Some of the most controversial pieces are Egyptian. They include the Rosetta Stone, discovered by a Frenchman and later acquired by the British. As well as the bust of Queen Nefertiti, discovered by a German archaeologist, which now sits in a Berlin museum. The Egyptian government wants both pieces returned. Other disputed artefa...

    published: 08 Jun 2016
  • Elgin marbles in British Museum-360 video

    The Elgin Marbles (/ˈel gin/), also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants. They were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens In 1801, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin obtained a firman, which was an official decree from the Sublime Porte, the central government of the Ottoman Empire which were then the rulers of Greece. After gaining its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832, Greece began a series of projects to restore its monuments. It has expressed its disapproval of Elgin's removal of the Marbles from the Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is regarded as one of the world's greatest cultural monume...

    published: 09 Jan 2018
  • Elgin Marbles

    A brief account of how the Parthenon marbles ended up in London

    published: 23 Sep 2015
  • The Elgin marbles

    (2004) The Elgin marbles Drama documentary hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon, published by BBC in 2004 - English narration. (This particular view is 2011) Drama documentary in which art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of the greatest cultural controversy of the last 200 years. He explores the history of the Elgin marbles, tells the dramatic story of their removal from Athens and cites the arguments for and against their return to Greece.

    published: 16 Apr 2016
  • Seekers of the lost treasure: The curse of the Elgin marbles

    (1995) Seekers of the lost treasure: The curse of the Elgin marbles History Documentary hosted by Jeremy Irons, published by Discovery Channel in 1995. Episode: 3 In 1803, more than 200 pieces of marble statues and friezes, considered to be among the highest expressions of classical civilization, were removed from the ancient Parthenon in Athens and taken to England. The feat was the work of Scottish Lord Thomas Elgin, British Ambassador to Constantinople, in his attempt to rescue the pieces from certain devastation by Turkish troops. Instead of accolades for his accomplishment, Elgin met with imprisonment, bankruptcy and the loss of his wife. Even the marble he had tried to preserve became a subject of intense controversy, prompting poet Lord Byron to allegedly write, "What the Goths sp...

    published: 02 Apr 2016
  • Greeks lobby for return of Parthenon marbles to Athens

    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/

    published: 16 Sep 2009
  • "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" An Interpretation

    This video is an analysis of John Keats "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles."

    published: 06 Aug 2016
  • George Clooney talks marbles - Elgin Marbles at Berlinale

    Screaming fans greeted George Clooney when he arrived on the red carpet in Berlin for the international premiere of his latest movie The Monuments Men. It is based on events in Belgium during the Second World War though shot entirely in and around Berlin. The film is an historical caper and tells the story of a platoon and their mission to recover stolen artwork from the Nazis. The movie star, in a press conference then answered questions from a reporter on the subject on what are known as ... READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/09/george-clooney-talks-marbles-elgin-marbles-at-berlinale euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a euronews is available in 14 languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU In English: Website: http://www.euronews...

    published: 09 Feb 2014
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Send them back: The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens

Send them back: The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens

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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 see the Marbles in the BM than visit Athens every year. Why send them back to relative obscurity? But aren't such arguments a little too imperialistic? All this talk of visitor numbers and dangerous precedents -- doesn't it just sound like an excuse for Britain to hold on to dubiously acquired treasures that were removed without the consent of the Greek people to whom they culturally and historically belong? That's what Lord Byron thought, and now Stephen Fry is taking up the cause. We should return the Marbles as a gesture of solidarity with Greece in its financial distress, says Fry, and as a mark of respect for the cradle of democracy and the birthplace of rational thought.
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Parthenon Battle | National Geographic

Parthenon Battle | National Geographic

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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 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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In Focus: The 'Elgin'/ Parthenon Marbles

In Focus: The 'Elgin'/ Parthenon Marbles

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Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. Today we examine the so-called 'Elgin' Marbles.
https://wn.com/In_Focus_The_'Elgin'_Parthenon_Marbles
George Clooney & Bill Murray Interview - Elgin Marbles Controversey

George Clooney & Bill Murray Interview - Elgin Marbles Controversey

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  • Updated: 11 Feb 2014
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Greece demands return of Elgin marbles from UK

Greece demands return of Elgin marbles from UK

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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/
https://wn.com/Greece_Demands_Return_Of_Elgin_Marbles_From_UK
Stephen Fry on Parthenon Marbles

Stephen Fry on Parthenon Marbles

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This is a clip from the show QI S12E07. I do not own the rights... Enjoy!!
https://wn.com/Stephen_Fry_On_Parthenon_Marbles
Christopher Hitchens - On PBS discussing the fate of the Parthenon marbles

Christopher Hitchens - On PBS discussing the fate of the Parthenon marbles

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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-debate-the-fate-of-the-parthenon-marbles.html
https://wn.com/Christopher_Hitchens_On_Pbs_Discussing_The_Fate_Of_The_Parthenon_Marbles
Ο Stephen Fry μιλά για την επιστροφή των Μαρμάρων του Παρθενώνα   VideoMan

Ο Stephen Fry μιλά για την επιστροφή των Μαρμάρων του Παρθενώνα VideoMan

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Η μεταφόρτωση του video στην πλατφόρμα του youtube,έγινε με τη σύμφωνη γνωμη του VIDEOMAN.gr ,μετά από σχετικό αίτημά μας. Μπορείτε να δείτε το video και από το VIDEOMAN.gr στο link : http://www.videoman.gr/50980
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Jules Dassin (1911-2008) - His life and the Elgin Marbles

Jules Dassin (1911-2008) - His life and the Elgin Marbles

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A brief story of Jules Dassin's life,with rare photos,titles of his films,his philosophy and his dreams...one of which was to see the Parthenon (also known as Elgin) marbles coming back in Greece..... Jules Dassin got married to the known actress and later on politician Melina Mercouri.He created several films,one of which was "Never on Sunday". For further info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Dassin http://www.melinamercourifoundation.org.gr/index_en.html Song's title "Attendre,attendre" from CD "Je suis Grecque" Singer Melina Mercouri Lyrics Un jour s'en vient, Un jour s'en va, J'attends quelqu'un Tu ne viens pas... Sur le rivage Le temps se traîne Longue est la vague Longue est ma peine {Refrain:} Attendre, attendre sans y croire, O mon amour si beau, si tendre Attendre un jour, un an, attendre Un pas, un souffle, un rien, un peu d'espoir O mon amour si beau, si tendre Je n'ai qu'un seul amant, le vent du soir Les jours s'effeuillent Comme l'automne Je te maudis Je te pardonne J'espère, je doute Que tu reviennes Longue est ta route Longue est ma peine {au Refrain}
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Parthenon Marbles

Parthenon Marbles

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  • Updated: 07 Mar 2014
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Dedicated to the British museum due to the conclusion of 20 years since the death of Melina Mercouri, and her struggle for the return of the Parthenon sculptures in Athens. Music by Vangelis
https://wn.com/Parthenon_Marbles
Bonnie Greer on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum

Bonnie Greer on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum

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  • Updated: 15 Jul 2014
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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.
https://wn.com/Bonnie_Greer_On_The_Parthenon_Sculptures_At_The_British_Museum
The 'Cleaning' of the Elgin Marbles

The 'Cleaning' of the Elgin Marbles

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  • Updated: 16 Dec 2013
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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.
https://wn.com/The_'Cleaning'_Of_The_Elgin_Marbles
The Elgin Marbles Debate

The Elgin Marbles Debate

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Hayley Millar (BBC) interviews the historian Dr Dominic Selwood and Marlen Godwin of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM), 23.10.2014
https://wn.com/The_Elgin_Marbles_Debate
"Elgin Marbles" CNM Reports

"Elgin Marbles" CNM Reports

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  • Updated: 04 Feb 2012
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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 marbles were purchased by the British government in 1816 and placed on display in the British Museum, where they stand today on view in the specially built Duveen Gallery. The debate continues as to whether the Marbles should remain in the British Museum or be returned to Athens. Bill Schmidt, a CNM reporter, takes an indepth look at these fascinating marvels and their controversial history. Directed and produced by Harvey T. Siegel. Filmed entirely on location in London, England. ©2012
https://wn.com/Elgin_Marbles_Cnm_Reports
Greece wants its treasured Elgin marbles back from the British

Greece wants its treasured Elgin marbles back from the British

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  • Updated: 07 Jun 2016
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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
https://wn.com/Greece_Wants_Its_Treasured_Elgin_Marbles_Back_From_The_British
STEPHEN FRY on Parthenon Marbles - Greek subtitled by Alex M.

STEPHEN FRY on Parthenon Marbles - Greek subtitled by Alex M.

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STEPHEN FRY on Parthenon Marbles Debate - 11.6.2012 - Greek subtitled - Translated by Alexandros Molfessis. (2012)
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Inside Story - Who owns ancient artefacts?

Inside Story - Who owns ancient artefacts?

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  • Updated: 08 Jun 2016
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It's been 200 years since the Greek Parthenon marbles were taken from Athens by a Scottish Lord and sold to the British government. The sculptures now sit in the British Museum. Where they've become a source of national injustice for many Greeks, who say they were removed illegally and should be returned. There are thousands of artefacts around the world, that have been stolen, sold or traded through dubious means. And some countries want them back. Some of the most controversial pieces are Egyptian. They include the Rosetta Stone, discovered by a Frenchman and later acquired by the British. As well as the bust of Queen Nefertiti, discovered by a German archaeologist, which now sits in a Berlin museum. The Egyptian government wants both pieces returned. Other disputed artefacts include the Indian Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the largest in the world. It was taken by Britain's East India Company and presented to Queen Victoria. But should nations have the right to reclaim cultural property that may have been wrongly taken in the past? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Peter Stewart - Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology. Nadia Banteka - Lecturer in International Law at the Hague University. Amr Al Azm - Associate Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University.
https://wn.com/Inside_Story_Who_Owns_Ancient_Artefacts
Elgin marbles in British Museum-360 video

Elgin marbles in British Museum-360 video

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  • Updated: 09 Jan 2018
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The Elgin Marbles (/ˈel gin/), also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants. They were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens In 1801, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin obtained a firman, which was an official decree from the Sublime Porte, the central government of the Ottoman Empire which were then the rulers of Greece. After gaining its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832, Greece began a series of projects to restore its monuments. It has expressed its disapproval of Elgin's removal of the Marbles from the Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is regarded as one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Greece continues to urge the return of the marbles to Greece for their unification by diplomatic and political means (Source: Wikipedia)
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Elgin Marbles

Elgin Marbles

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A brief account of how the Parthenon marbles ended up in London
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The Elgin marbles

The Elgin marbles

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  • Updated: 16 Apr 2016
  • views: 3871
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(2004) The Elgin marbles Drama documentary hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon, published by BBC in 2004 - English narration. (This particular view is 2011) Drama documentary in which art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of the greatest cultural controversy of the last 200 years. He explores the history of the Elgin marbles, tells the dramatic story of their removal from Athens and cites the arguments for and against their return to Greece.
https://wn.com/The_Elgin_Marbles
Seekers of the lost treasure: The curse of the Elgin marbles

Seekers of the lost treasure: The curse of the Elgin marbles

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  • Updated: 02 Apr 2016
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(1995) Seekers of the lost treasure: The curse of the Elgin marbles History Documentary hosted by Jeremy Irons, published by Discovery Channel in 1995. Episode: 3 In 1803, more than 200 pieces of marble statues and friezes, considered to be among the highest expressions of classical civilization, were removed from the ancient Parthenon in Athens and taken to England. The feat was the work of Scottish Lord Thomas Elgin, British Ambassador to Constantinople, in his attempt to rescue the pieces from certain devastation by Turkish troops. Instead of accolades for his accomplishment, Elgin met with imprisonment, bankruptcy and the loss of his wife. Even the marble he had tried to preserve became a subject of intense controversy, prompting poet Lord Byron to allegedly write, "What the Goths spared, the Scots destroyed.” The series includes these 4 volumes: 1. The Michael Rockefeller story 2. Thompson and the Well of Sacrifice 3. The curse of the Elgin marbles 4. The Great Belzoni
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Greeks lobby for return of Parthenon marbles to Athens

Greeks lobby for return of Parthenon marbles to Athens

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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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"On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" An Interpretation

"On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" An Interpretation

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This video is an analysis of John Keats "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles."
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George Clooney talks marbles - Elgin Marbles at Berlinale

George Clooney talks marbles - Elgin Marbles at Berlinale

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Screaming fans greeted George Clooney when he arrived on the red carpet in Berlin for the international premiere of his latest movie The Monuments Men. It is based on events in Belgium during the Second World War though shot entirely in and around Berlin. The film is an historical caper and tells the story of a platoon and their mission to recover stolen artwork from the Nazis. The movie star, in a press conference then answered questions from a reporter on the subject on what are known as ... READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/09/george-clooney-talks-marbles-elgin-marbles-at-berlinale euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a euronews is available in 14 languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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