Friday, December 5, 2014

Elgin marble loan controversy

For the first time, one of of celebrated 2500 year old "Elgin" marbles of Greek antiquity, stolen from Greece by Lord Elgin and housed in the British Museum since 1816 will be loaned not to its homeland Greece, but to Russia. Greece maintains that Lord Elgin stole them and they should be returned entirely to Greece. He took to Britain  247 ft.. of the 525 ft. frieze, 15 of 92 marble panels and 17 figures. Greece is totally ticked. Will they petition Putin to retain the sculpture to Greece or will it disappear into the Hermitage? They are perfection in ancient art. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30349730

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