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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Stephen Fry on the Marbles

I am grateful to Stephen Fry for standing up and defending the right of the Greek people to have the Parthenon Marbles returned back to where they belong, in other words the Parthenon.

It is a shame that the curators of the British museum do not see the opportunity to do the right thing and have the matter resolved once and for all. It is barbaric and unjust to continue telling us that they are better at looking after them than those who have a legitimate claim to them.

The Parthenon Marbles are part of Hellenic culture and belong to a nation that is currently going through huge challenges for its very survival. This is the right time to take the final step to show cultural solidarity. A big thanks to Stephen Fry and others for their support, the battle for the return of the marbles will continue and the BM curators know that it is a matter of time before they hand what was stolen back.

'..The Greeks were a proud people suffering terribly, Stephen Fry told the audience in London's Cadogan Hall, but "no matter how much the sovereign debt crisis means they owe us, we will never repay the debt that we owe Greece."

He said he revered the British Museum as "one of the great flowerings of the Enlightenment" but that returning the Marbles to Greece would be an act of "grace and decency".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18373312

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