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    seized from their homelands while the museums that these items now occupy shout back that their ownership is inarguably legal and honest. The beloved Elgin Marbles of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece have become the epitome of both judicial and moral grey area in the arena of repatriation. The British Museum, where these marbles are now housed, and Greece both have strong cases for their desire to respectively retain or regain these artifacts of the Parthenon.…

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    The Elgin Marbles are part of one of the longest cultural rows in Europe. They are comprised of sculptures, inscriptions and architectural features. Lord Elgin who was ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (which Athens was a part of) acquired the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens between 1801 and 1805. The Greeks have demanded that they be returned to their homeland and displayed in Athens. The Greek government claims that the Elgin marbles were taken illegally during the country's Turkish…

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    to pursue poetry, to caring for his dying brother, and falling in love. When he caught tuberculosis in July of 1820 many of the sonnets he wrote contained his recognition of mortality. The sonnet “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles” tells the reader how John Keats struggles with mortality and that struggle brought this sonnet to express that accepting fate exceeds denying an inevitable death. John Keats’ sonnet begins with a statement about mortality. He states how he knows that his mortality means…

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    One of the exhibits at the British Museum that has attracted millions of visitors is the collection of sculptures from the Parthenon known as the Elgin Marbles. These marbles have been at the centre of debate for years over where they should reside. They are originally from the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and there is controversy over whether or not the Trustees of the British Museum legally acquired the collection. Lord Elgin’s illegitimate acquisition of the Parthenon sculptures along with…

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    Parthenon was partially destroyed, Lord Elgin took pieces of the Parthenon back to London and is now in the British Museum. For centuries many people believe that the British Museum should return the Parthenon Marbles aka the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. These Marbles have great historical and cultural significance in Greece and it is where they belong. Lord Elgin had no right to remove the Marbles from the Parthenon to being with, getting permission from the Ottomans who were occupying Greece.…

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    The Elgin Marbles, nearly half of the survived artwork left from the Parthenon, have caused an issue that was not able to solve for years. As they arrived in England, there has been arguments between the Greeks and the British. Greek thought the Parthenon marbles were originally from them and wanted these artworks back, while the British rejected to give the sculpture back since they owned the sculptures and the Ottoman Empire said that the British could have the surviving sculptures. The…

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    Further, there are still questions about the legality of his actions (Beard BBC 2011), however even if there weren’t he was given permission by the Turks to remove them, not the Greeks, which in my mind makes this situation unique and makes the Greeks desire to have the marbles returned more compelling. Sharon Macdonald posits that museums recontextualise objects when they form collections, by removing them from their original context and moving them to their new context – the collection…

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    Greece is known for its famous exhibitions of sculptures capturing the human form in a unique perception. The friezes that are shown tells a much deeper story, exhibiting a mythology from ancient athens. Greek artists were particularly fascinated with proportion and composition of their execution that has made some of their sculptures most significant today. Among Greece artist, the most recognizable sculptures and architect was done by Phedias, who has made his mark in Greece in his…

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    The Elgin Marbles also known as the Parthenon Marbles has caused a stir in their rightful ownership. They are a collection of ancient Greek sculptures that said to be taken from Athens to England by Thomas Bruce he was the 7th Earl of Elgin. The British is claiming rights on the sculptures due to documents of Bruce purchase. However, the Greek government would like for the marbles to be returned to their rightful home place. Since 1816 the Marbles has been beautifully displayed in a museum in…

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    The Elgin Marbles are artifacts removed from the Greek Parthenon in the early 1800's and taken to England by the Ambassador to Constantinople. Lord Elgin wanted to save the priceless artifacts from complete destruction or removal. He then obtained permission from the occupying Turks to permanently remove the artifacts and keep them in England. Lord Elgin's collection was later bought by the British government and displayed for the public, where the marbles remain today. The Elgin…

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