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The Parthenon Sculptures at UNESCO Intergovernmental Commission

The issue of the return of the Parthenon Sculptures was discussed in the framework of the 24th Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Return of Cultural Property to the Countries of Origin (ICPRCP), which concluded its work yesterday. The issue, as informed by the relevant announcement of the Ministry of Culture (MoC), has been consistently on the agenda of the Intergovernmental Committee for 40 years. “The Greek delegation presented in detail and thoroughly the history of the case and Greece's positions on the issue of the Parthenon Sculptures,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in its announcement. And he notes: “Through the testimonies of travelers and scholars of Elgin's time, he documented the violent removal of the architectural sculptures from the monument. He emphasized the non-existence of a firman and related sultanic documents and the illegal appropriation of the Sculptures by Lord Elgin, before they ended up in the British Museum. He particularly pointed out the issue of the mistreatment of the Parthenon during their stay in the British Museum and their poor storage conditions, already in the 19th century. until today. […]
Source: News Beast

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