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Greek President calls for Elgin Marbles return at Acropolis Museum event | TornosNews.gr

Greek President calls for Elgin Marbles return at Acropolis Museum event | TornosNews.gr

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said that the struggle for the “repatriation” of the Parthenon Sculptures is “legally and institutionally imperative in the name of World Cultural Heritage,” in his address at the event on Thursday evening for the 10th anniversary of the new Acropolis Museum, ANA reports.

Pavlopoulos spoke of a flagship museum that was “a jewel of our culture and also of European and western civilization in general,” and noted that the international community “knows only too well that the hosting of the Parthenon Sculptures was a key prospect when the museum was being built.” He then mentioned how this disproves the argument that Greece does not have the appropriate space to house the Parthenon Sculptures.

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