Elgin Marbles

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a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias

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FOR A country that never stops hammering home the 'destruction of the island's cultural heritage', Cyprus has remained strangely silent over Greece's outrage that a piece of the Elgin Marbles has been loaned to Russia by the British Museum.
Some of the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum are to be sent to Russia on loan
SHE has just married Hollywood's most eligible bachelor in Venice, and now Amal Alamuddin Clooney is to fly to Greece as the country attempts to secure the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain.
For example refer to Elgin marbles which were stolen from Greece in the early 19th century by Lord Elgin and were sold to the British museum in a clear violation of international law and it was a clear daylight robbery, but the UK government refuses to return them.
It's the same question with the Elgin Marbles and all these other things.
He rejected the concept of "returnism", arguing that treasures such as the Greek Elgin Marbles brought back to the UK during the imperial period should remain in British museums, while being made available to be "properly shared" with institutions abroad.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, as proved by Arsenal's decision to loan the Elgin Marbles to the British Museum and the Greek government's shock appointment of Gervinho as Finance Minister.
The UK will be so shamed internationally that it will be forced to hand back the Elgin Marbles to Greece.
99) THE legions of Alex Rider fans will not be disappointed with the ninth and last in this hugely successful teenage superspy series, in which criminal organisation Scorpia is hired to return the Elgin marbles to Greece.
40), Richard Hannon's Elgin Marbles should be at an advantage from stall three and looks like going off at a generous price to improve on his second to Obe Gold over course and distance a fortnight ago.
HOLLYWOOD actor George Clooney has defended his call for Britain to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece as he launched his latest film at the National Gallery in London.
MP Tony Banks has called for Britain to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece as a gesture of goodwill ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
A COURT battle over Old Masters drawings looted by the Nazis could decide the fate of the Elgin Marbles.
To the extent that more visitors now ask for the Elgin Marbles than for anything else in the British Museum, they can be regarded as Duveen's greatest monument.