They further bolster their argument claiming that Western culture including Britain is a product of Greek antiquity, thus the Elgin marbles are part of British history as well (The British Museum 2). The Greeks counter this claim of ownership by building a new Acropolis Museum in 2009 while making extra effort not to disturb any ancient cultural sites (McGuigan 1).
For over 150 years the marbles of Greece have been placed in the British museum, they are recognized as the Elgin Marbles. The Elgin Marbles continue to be the main point of an ongoing debate that will basically determine the historical influence of an important culture.
I think they should go back to Greece because they belong there, and its a part of history for them. Well I think Greece is not Greece without the Elgin marbles it makes it more interesting to learn about and also the room in the British museum should be used as a soft play area for kids who think the rest of the museum is boring so I hope you agree with my point of view.There is a longstanding debate over whether the Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece. When Lord Elgin removed the sculptures, Athens was under the control of the Ottoman Empire and had been.Elgin Marbles, collection of ancient Greek sculptures and architectural details in the British Museum, London, where they are now called the Parthenon Sculptures. The objects were removed from the Parthenon at Athens and from other ancient buildings and shipped to England by arrangement of Thomas.
The Elgin Marbles Of all the museum collections in the world, none have such a tainted background as the Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum. Upon mention of these sculptures, many heated discussions of imperialism, nationalism, ownership, and restitution arise.Read More
Elgin Marbles: the case for keeping In this step we will consider some of the arguments made by people who believe the marbles should stay in the United Kingdom. Pay close attention to these arguments as you will soon be asked to share what you think in an upcoming step.Read More
After viewing this debate on the Elgin Marbles, write a one-paragraph response stating what YOU think their fate should be. Should they remain in the British Museum in London, or do you think they should be returned to the Greek government? As part of your response, look up ONE ARTICLE online (provide the link) that addresses the controversy.Read More
The Telegraph. The Elgin Marbles also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek art made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants. They were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Following a public debate in Parliament and the subsequent exoneration of Elgin, the marbles.Read More
Voices Seven reasons to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Two hundred years ago, the UK bought sculptures from the Parthenon from the Earl of Elgin — it's time to send them back and here's why.Read More
THE PARTHENON AND THE ELGIN MARBLES BY EPAMINONDAS VRANOPOULOS Athens 1985 PREFACE The response to the Greek government's demand for the return to Greece of the sculptures of the Parthenon, now in the British Museum, has been so encouraging that it has given rise to hopes that the Elgin Marbles, as they have come to be known, may indeed one day be restored to their rightful home.Read More
I'll answer like my history teacher did when asked. With one simple example. So imagine, your neighbors house is on fire. He's in the house burning and you're not sure if he's going to come out alive or dead. So you ask a firefighter to bring you.Read More
It's not polite to call the Elgin Marbles the Elgin Marbles anymore. Not even in the British Museum, where the ancient Greek sculptures and reliefs have resided since the early 19th century, after a.Read More
Greece Deserves Elgin Marbles. Without a doubt, the Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece. They were originally taken from Greece, even though that's where they belong. Britain should return these marble sculptures and make amends with the people of Greece. There's no reason that Britain should hold onto these sculptures at the moment.Read More
We had this debate after seeing the marbles in the British Museum, so there is not much introduction to what they are here. After filling in the sheet, we stood up and ranged ourselves along the lenght of the classroom to represent our positions and moved ourselves around as we listened to the debate.Read More