Sculptures must be ‘reunited with their brothers and sisters’

'Any holders of Parthenon Marbles/Sculptures outside Greece should return them forthwith to Athens,' says Dr Paul Cartledge, in an appeal addressed to the British Museum, seen here in a 2023 file photo. [Reuters]

"Any holders of Parthenon Sculptures outside Greece should return them forthwith to Athens, where they can be reunited with their brothers and sisters," the distinguished historian of the University of Cambridge, Dr Paul Cartledge, stated in an interview with Kathimerini. Vice chairman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures and a 50-year scholar of ancient Greek history, he congratulates the tireless struggle of the Greeks for the return of their stolen antiquities, while stressing the favorable climate in the UK for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

"YouGov polls regularly register above 60% support for reunification," argues Professor Cartledge, explaining that "the UK's main journal of record, The Times, has recently flipped its long-standing editorial policy - from a retentionist to a reunificatory stance."


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