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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    It has nothing to do with British culture.
    Why would you give it so much value?
    It has been part of the British Museum for decades.
    6 million see it every year.
    It is a major attraction site.
    It has been UK who has protected, paid millions and millions for the upkeep and restoration of these marbles.

    And it will set a precedent for every Museum in the world and especially ours. We have many priceless arts which was obtained in similar ways, we paid for them. It is ours

    Imagine if a country can just say 'we want this priceless art back because we have moral ground not legal'. Absolute BS. That is not how it works.

    You keep moral ground, we'll keep the art.

    Oh and what next?
    We will return Ethiopia's crown? Benzin bronzes? Cypriot Mosaics? How about the priceless artefacts colonies looted from Africa hundreds of years ago? How far back will we go? The British Crown Jewels does not originally come from UK, Do we hand that back? How about every other country in the world. Will they start going back hundreds/thousands of years to hand back objects?
    What about the Aborigini bones that date back thousands of years? KohiNoor Diamond?
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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    the ottomans invaded greece, and then became there colonial master till 1821, to the victors go the spoils of war, to elgin the profits
    So?
    That does not affect me in any way. Greeks should get over it.


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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    who gained them by
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    Make your point.
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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Imagine if a country can just say 'we want this priceless art back because we have moral ground not legal'. Absolute BS. That is not how it works.
    They don't have a claim to it based on 'moral grounds' but rather on historic and cultural grounds.
    Your cause makes sense but I feel like I could relate more to the Greek cause.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    They don't have a claim to it based on 'moral grounds' but rather on historic and cultural grounds.
    Your cause makes sense but I feel like I could relate more to the Greek cause.
    Which is why i think UK should loan it for Greece for a period every year .... after they recognise that it is the UK's.

    The historic grounds works for many many things, jewels and art can also be claimed by other countries under those same grounds.


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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    So?
    That does not affect me in any way. Greeks should get over it.
    Need I say more

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Need I say more
    If you do not have anything of value to say or add to this topic, kindly do not post on my thread again.

    Thank you.


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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    So you agree with Saddam that he had the right to plunder Kuwait, that the US and the UK were wrong to protect Iran's treasures from looters.

    How do you feel about slavery legal at the time but morally?

    For me one of your comments in another thread sums you up, "I dont know who to vote for I just go into the booth and pick one"

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If you do not have anything of value to say or add to this topic, kindly do not post on my thread again.

    Thank you.
    oh a mod wannerbee, did you stamp your foot

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    Re: Greece demands UK return Elgin marbles

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    oh a mod wannerbee, did you stamp your foot
    And you are an idiotic newbie who seems to make it his mission to try and insult and annoy with some hilarious delusion that he is actually funny. Let me make it clear, you are not funny and your contribution to this thread is amusing to say the least.

    Go crap on your own thread not mine.

    Have anything of value to add, add it otherwise do not post. Simple.


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