The Parthenon And The Marbles

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The Parthenon is located on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece; is a former temple which was dedicated to Greek goddess Athena, whom the Athens considered their leader. According to the British Museum (2015), The Parthenon was built nearly 2500 years ago and has a long and complex history. After thousands of years it became a church of the Virgin Mary of the Athenians, then a mosque and then finally resulted in a archaeological ruin. After the result of a ruin, the buildings were reformed in which various sculptures were damaged. During the 1800’s after the Parthenon being damaged, the Elgin marbles (Elgin) a part of the remaining sculpture, was removed and given to a British museum. For hundreds of years there has been a question if the British museum should return the Elgin marbles back to the Athenians or not. I believe that that the safest and most beneficial place for the Elgin marbles is the British museum, therefore the British should not return the marble to the Athenians. In contrast to what I believe, other individuals would counter my belief. One counter argument I could receive from other individuals would be that the Parthenon is missing the Elgin marbles which is a very significant piece for their culture, since it represents their goddess Athena. Others would argue that the sculpture looks incomplete without its Elgin marbles (Elgin), so therefore the British museum should return the Elgin marbles to Athens. According to the British Museum (2015),
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