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    The Parthenon Marbles

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    dedicated to the Greek Goddess of wisdom, Athena, the Parthenon has held the most important sculptures made by the Greeks. During the 1800s, when Greece was under the control of the Ottomans, sculptures from the Parthenon were sent to Britain by Lord Elgin for safe protection. The Parthenon Marbles have since then never been returned to the Greeks. The sculptures, currently housed in the British Museum in London, should be returned to their homeland because they are part of Greece’s culture, they have

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    of justice, freedom and artistic excellence. One of the most well-known artifacts that were once on the Parthenon 's exterior were the Elgin Marbles. These sacred marbles were crafted by the well-regarded Phidias, consisting of an extensive amount of Greek ideologies and exceptional artistic impressions. The Elgin marbles were taken from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin and brought to Britain. Hundreds of years later, the Greeks claim these marbles were once their prized possession, and demand the return

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    on the Subject of the Elgin Marbles Dear Mr Stephen Fry, I am writing to you in response to your recent Intelligence Squared debate on the subject of the Parthenon Marbles. As we are all aware, the Parthenon bears immeasurable cultural importance as a surviving example of Classical architecture in the modern world. The structure also bears many artefacts, including friezes depicting significant historical events such as the occurrences at the Battle of Marathon. The ‘Elgin Marbles’, which were

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    Parthenon Marbles The controversy began almost one hundred years ago. Between 1801 and 1812, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, removed several sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens and shipped them to England, where he sold them to the British Museum in 1816. 167 years later, Melina Mercouri, Greek Minister of Culture, requested that the “Elgin” Marbles be returned. This request sparked one of the greatest debates the art world has ever known. For

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    The acquisition of the Parthenon marbles by the British museum has been a controversial topic for many years. The Parthenon marbles (commonly known as the ‘Elgin marbles’) concerns the set of stone sculptures and archaeological features which were procured by Lord Elgin and imparted to the British museum in 1816. Although the British endorse the legality of the subtraction of the marbles, many argue that the situation was ambiguous. Through the removal of these historically significant artefacts

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    The Elgin Marbles are known to be a collection of stone sculptures that were acquired by Lord Elgin (British) from the Parthenon in Athens between the years 1801 and 1805. During Greece’s Turkish occupation, they believe that these sculptures were taken illegally, and morally should be returned. The Greeks have demanded that the sculptures be returned back their homeland. Yet, the British believe that Lord Elgin purchased the statues legally from the Ottoman Empire before Greece had won its independence

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    The marbles are masterpieces of classical Greek sculpture that were removed from the Parthenon in Athens in 1801 by Lord Elgin, a Scottish nobleman and diplomat, who later sold them to the British Museum in 1816. (Downs, J.) 3. As with the Rosetta Stone, Britain has consistently refused to return the marbles to Greece due to the British Museum Act, a law passed in 1963 that

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    Works of art are an amazing way to piece together the past and should be protected. In the passage “The Lovely Stones”, Christopher Hitchens argues that the parthenon sculptures be united in Greece. The Parthenon was created by the ancient Greeks and is an intricate and beautiful piece of art, however throughout the years it has been destroyed and pieces sent across the globe. Christopher Hitchens uses emotional appeal and reasoning to persuade his audience that the original Parthenon sculptures

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    to Greece where it originally belonged. I do believe the British Museum should return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece because Lord Elgin did not obtain the marbles legally, Greece can now take care of the sculptures, and it would not force other museums to return artworks in which they originated. Firstly, there has been controversy over whether or not Lord Elgin took the sculptures legally. I believe that he in fact did not take them legally because when he was asked for the papers validating

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    The Elgin Marbles are a subject of great debate. Both sides of this great debate have great points that support their argument. I am not sure how I feel about this particular debate. Every time I start to lean towards one side, the other side makes an excellent point. One quote from the documentary sticks out in my mind every time I think about this debate. One of the commentators makes the statement, "You would not return an abused child to it's mother." That statement and the implications that

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