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The British Museum is wrong to loan the Parthenon marbles to Russia

06/12/2014 1 Σχολιο

The UK has chosen sanctions as a weapon against Russia, so why are we now inviting cultural exchanges?

Hugh Muir, theguardian.com, Friday 5 December 2014

Part of the Elgin Marbles

 

Part of the Elgin Marbles loaned to St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. ‘The Greeks can’t have them back – and we’re pretty steadfast about that … But Russia can borrow them for a while.’ Photograph: AP

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Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum

09/07/2014 Σχολιάστε

     

    Using specially developed laser technology, conservators at the Acropolis Museum stripped centuries of grime from the Caryatids statues, among the great divas of ancient Greece.

    Eirini Vourloumis for The New York Times

    Acropolis Maidens Glow Anew

    By LIZ ALDERMAN JULY 7, 2014

     

    ATHENS — For 2,500 years, the six sisters stood unflinching atop the Acropolis, as the fires of war blazed around them, bullets nicked their robes, and bombs scarred their curvaceous bodies. When one of them was kidnapped in the 19th century, legend had it that the other five could be heard weeping in the night.

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