Visitors admire the sculpture of the ancient Greek Parthenon’s Elgin Marbles Metopes in the British Museum. Photo: Getty Images
Visitors admire the sculpture of the ancient Greek Parthenon’s Elgin Marbles Metopes in the British Museum. Photo: Getty Images
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UK, Greece holding ‘secret talks’ over treasured Elgin Marbles

  • The ancient sculptures were taken from Athen’s Parthenon temple by diplomat Lord Elgin who gave them to the British Museum in 1817
  • Athens insists the sculptures were stolen and successive Greek governments have failed to make significant headway in the dispute

Visitors admire the sculpture of the ancient Greek Parthenon’s Elgin Marbles Metopes in the British Museum. Photo: Getty Images
Visitors admire the sculpture of the ancient Greek Parthenon’s Elgin Marbles Metopes in the British Museum. Photo: Getty Images
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