The cause of the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, the collection of classical Greek sculptures that were originally part of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens and were stolen by Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin in 1811 and then passed to the British Museum, is gaining more and more supporters among international media outlets.
Following the recent publication of an article by the Guardian that urged the UK to rectify a historic wrong and return the Parthenon Marbles to the new Acropolis Museum, this magnificent place that was purpose-built to display the sculptures, a Danish newspaper has now joined the fight of the Greece government.
In an extensive article, Kristeligt Dagblad newspaper says that the sculptures must be returned to Greece, the place of their origin, underlining that these masterpieces of the world’s heritage can only be displayed properly at the Acropolis Museum.
In fact, the newspaper urged the Danish Government to set an example and return to Greece two marble heads that were removed from the fourth metope at the south facade of Parthenon in 1687, when the Venetians attacked Athens, and the Ottomans fortified the Acropolis and used the Parthenon as a powder magazine.
More specifically, regarding the two heads that are currently in Denmark, the columnist writes: “The copies will have for us the same value, but this does not apply for the Greek state.”