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Elgin Marbles Research Paper

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The Elgin Marbles is the common name for an extensive collection of the Ancient Greek sculpture which has been on display in the British Museum since the early-1800s. The collection includes 75 meters (247 feet) of the original 160-metre (524-foot) frieze from the Parthenon temple in Athens. The frieze is the highly decorative section above the columns in classical Greek architecture. The collection is controversial because of its namesake the seventh Earl of Elgin removed the treasures from Greece with the permission of the Ottomans, who occupied Greece from the mid-15th century until 1821. For decades, the Greeks have called for the priceless artifacts’ return, but the British Museum defends its ownership as legitimate.
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Those Marbles are Greek and belong to Greece, and not to who stole them. The Parthenon Marbles, known as the Elgin Marbles, name downgrade the practice rapture of the sculptures from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, is a large collection of marble sculptures which had been stolen by Thomas Bruce, (Earl of Elgin). Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1799 until 1803 and again in Britain in 1806. Taking advantage of the Ottoman hegemony in Greek territory, managed and acquired firman from the Ottoman Sultan for the disestablishment of the Parthenon to measure and fix their plans, and then proceeded to remove and smuggled them. These sculptures were stored in the British Museum in London 1816. To Ottoman firman, which owns the British Museum does not bear the signature and seal of the Sultan or the usual invocation to God. And without them, the Elgin and therefore the British Museum doesn't have any legal proof of ownership of the Parthenon Marbles, according to a report by experts (Newsletter, Nov. 2008). The 1936 report placed the Duveen created for this purpose. Since 1983, on the initiative of the then Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri, Greece has made efforts to bring back the Elgin Marbles to
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