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Italy returns Parthenon fragment to Greece. Over to you, British ...


Italy returns Parthenon fragment to Greece. Over to you, British Museum

Acropolis Museum receives ‘Fagan fragment’ from Sicily, renewing campaign to get back the Elgin Marbles

Deborah Kyvrikosaios

A marble fragment of the Parthenon temple has been returned to Athens from a museum in Sicily, a move officials hope will advance efforts to have the British Museum send back ancient sculptures from Greece's most renowned ancient landmark.

Athens’s Acropolis Museum presented on Monday the “Fagan fragment”, a 35-by-31-centimetre marble fragment showing the foot of the seated ancient Greek goddess Artemis brought home from the Antonio Salinas Archaeological Museum in Palermo.

“It is marvellous that Sicilian and Italian friends thought to bring it back where it was born,” Acropolis Museum director Nikolaos Stampolidis said of the fragment, once part of the temple’s eastern frieze...

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