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Friday, December 15, 2017

British Parliament Members Introduce Bill to Return Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles. The Elgin Marbles. Flickr

A group of British Parliament members have introduced a bill to return the Elgin Marbles—a collection of classical sculptures made by the people of Athens for the Parthenon—to Greece. For years, Greece has pleaded with the British Museum to return the works, which were purchased by the institution in 1817. The marbles had been taken from Greece by Lord Elgin—a Scottish nobleman and diplomat.

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