Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The "Bring Them Back" campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

  Since last month there is an online e-petition for the return of the Parthenon marbles. These fine pieces are hosted in the British Museum in London since the early 19th century when Lord Elgin literally stole them from Acropolis in Athens. Since then, there were various initiatives for the returning to Athens but the british denied claiming that there isn't a proper place in Greece to host them. Nowadays, with the brand new Acropolis Museum, there is a good reason to get them back. The museum is very modern and very close to Acropolis. There is a special place which was left unoccupied for the marbles.

  If you love Greece and its history and if you believe that the marbles belong to the greek people and not to the british, then vote for their return home. The site of the petition has a nice video, subtitled in five languages, presented by journalist Maria Houkli and famous greek presenter of the french "Star Academy" Nikos Aliagas. The initiative is supported by "Metaxa" drinks. If one million signs will be gathered, then we will be able to set the matter to the European Parliament.

  All you have to do is to follow the procedure described at the right side in the main page. Then a confirmation email will be sent to you, confirming that your vote had been registered.
  The site's url is: http://www.bringthemback.org/Default.aspx

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