The Vatican has agreed to return 2500-year-old pieces of the Parthenon to Greece – and campaigners say there’s no reason the British Museum can’t do the same.
Greece pushes UK museum to return Parthenon Marbles
The return of the British Museum’s Parthenon Marbles to Greece is possible even if the two sides cannot come to an agreement over who owns the sculptures, a campaign group working to resolve the long-standing dispute says.
Greece has asked for others to imitate the Vatican Museums after they agreed this month to return three 2500-year-old pieces of the Parthenon.
London and Athens are in talks over the Parthenon Sculptures held by the British Museum.
The Parthenon, which is on the Acropolis in Athens, was completed in the fifth century BC as a temple to the goddess Athena, and its decorative friezes contain some of the greatest examples of ancient Greek sculpture.