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British Museum loan to Acropolis Museum coincides with dispute over demand to return Parthenon Marbles

The Acropolis Museum launched an exhibition Tuesday that includes a renowned ancient Greek water jug from 420 BC on loan from the British Museum.

The exhibit comes during a dispute over Greek demands for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures that are housed in the British Museum.

Sunak denies having ‘hissy fit’ over Parthenon Sculptures

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has denied having a "hissy fit" over his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis' comments on the Parthenon Sculptures.

Speaking to journalists on the plane to the UN's 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Sunak also said that the marbles, as they were "acquired legally at the time," cannot be returned to Greece "as a matter of law."

Mitsotakis affirms commitment to UK relations amid Parthenon Sculptures dispute

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday expressed his commitment to maintaining good relations with Britain, despite the abrupt cancellation of his scheduled London meeting with UK counterpart Rishi Sunak earlier this week amid a dispute over the Parthenon Sculptures.

Sunak canceling meeting with Mitsotakis ‘definitely a huge diplomatic blunder’

The atmosphere at the event to mark the creation of the Seferis Office and the Roderick Beaton Reading Room at the Greek Embassy in London last Monday afternoon was wonderful and worthy of Greek-British friendship. Suddenly, "after the speeches, the atmosphere changed. The room went cold, we were all surprised," prominent writer Victoria Hislop, who was at the embassy, told Kathimerini.