Friday, 16 June 2017

A new Greek tragedy?

Not the recent payment of 8 billion euros from the European Central Bank to aid Greece's debt problem, but a call familiar to Britons - the return of Greek treasures to their rightful home. We have had the saga of the Elgin marbles which the British Museum claims are better preserved in London than they would be in Athens. But what would the Louvre be without the Venus de Milo?

Brought to France over 200 years ago the famous statue is one of the Louvre's greatest attractions, seen and photographed by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. But the inhabitants of the Greek island of Milos would like her back. A petition has been launched hoping to gain enough support to force the Louvre to hand back the goddess. Some chance we reckon.
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