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New documents shed light on the battle for the sculptures of the Parthenon

20 March 2012 / 14:03:08  GRReporter
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    Dimitrios Pandermalis has devoted much of his life to the returning of the sculptures stolen by Lord Elgin and the Acropolis Museum was built so that there is a place for them. Today, plaster copies are placed instead of the original sculptures, which are at the British Museum. "We argued whether to put plaster copies in the place of the stolen works or not to put anything. Emptiness sends a very strong message, but in its present form, the museum calls for collecting the sculptures," he recalls.
    Thanks to the sponsorship of Postal Bank, the luxurious collection of documents is present in each public library - whether municipal or school. And the authors of the edition do not regret the delay. "At a time when the Acropolis became a symbol of our bankrupt country, these documents come just in time to show us once again its intrinsic value to human civilization," concludes the editor of the edition Nikos Hadzigeorgiou.





Tags: Acropolis in AthensParthenonLord ElginBritish MuseumMuseum of AcropolisSculpturesBas-reliefs
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