Posts Tagged ‘Parthenon’

  • Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    on Nov 12, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Conference, Greece, Museum, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off


    Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce is the descendant of Lord Elgin, who stole the Parthenon sculptures in the 19th century. The 11th Earl of Elgin has an entire ancient Greek throne and a sarcophagus in excellent condition decorating in his castle in Edinburgh. In an interview, he declared “my ancestor took away the marbles in an effort to save them,” adding that “in my life I have met Greece with a different view from Melina Mercouri on marbles issue. For this reason, I still think that I do not have to restore my ancestor’s memory.”

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