Friday, 11 October 2013

Parthenon Marbles in British Museum: Greek drags UNESCOO into the ring.

The Parthenon or Elgin Marbles in the British Museum


Officially, the Greek Government has called on UNESCO to wade into the restitution issue. And in response, the world body, according to sources has sent a letter to the British Government over the return of Greek’s cultural objects. 

For 20 years, the issues of Greek’s demand for the return of its iconic Parthenon Marble was always raised at UNESCO’s several gatherings without any weight of the world’s body backing any serious discussion. 

With the latest development, UNESCO, however appears to be avoiding being dragged into the ring so suggests the tone of the letter said to have been sent to Foreign Secretary, William Hague, the Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, and the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGrego. The letter, a source says notifies the British government of Greek government's decision to contact UNESCO over the return of the Parthenon Marbles sculptures.

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