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Thread: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    From the Greeks?
    We now stole them from the Greeks?

    Hilarious, when did this occur? When did UK go to Greece and steal these marbles hmm?

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Elgin Marbles cast dark shadow over looted art - Times Onlineit seems to be of concern to intelligent people
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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    What does a artwork that wants to be returned by British Museum in the time of the Holocaust have any relevance to Greece?

    Lawyers for the museum argue that the case of art looted by the Nazis is highly exceptional and would not create a precedent.
    It shouldn't and will not give Greece any legal standing. It can have all the high moral ground, won't make a damn bit of difference in the courts.

    Britain shouldn't have some of the artwork it has now, that is including the four 'old masters' but the Elgin Marbles is not one of them.
    It was neither stolen, not coerced into being in our hands.


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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    We now stole them from the Greeks?

    Hilarious, when did this occur? When did UK go to Greece and steal these marbles hmm?

    Rewriting History is fun
    Who were they bought from?

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Who were they bought from?
    Lord Elgin - Ambassador


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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

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    Lord Elgin - Ambassador
    who did Elgin obtain them from

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    who did Elgin obtain them from
    From the Turks ...

    Make your point.


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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post

    The Turks controlled Greece back in the colonial days, an ambassador to the Ottoman Court 'Lord Elgin' bought it from the turks with their permission and years later the British Museum bought in 1816 from Lord Elgin and protected it.
    the ottomans invaded greece, and then became there colonial master till 1821, to the victors go the spoils of war, to elgin the profits

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    From the Turks ...

    Make your point.
    who gained them by

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    It is legally ours and no amount of "pressure" should make us give it up.
    It has nothing to do with British culture.
    Why would you give it so much value?
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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