The British attempted to transfer the Lion of Amphipolis to London in 1916

britamphThe British attempted to transfer 1,000 pieces of the Amphipolis tomb’s enclosure and the Lion of Amphipolis to London in 1916, much like they did with the Parthenon Marbles, architect Michael Lafatzis said during a press conference at the Greek Culture Ministry on Saturday.

Lafatzis, who is responsible for the schematic designs of the ancient tomb, told reporters that British troops were all set to transfer the pieces and the magnificent statue but on the day they were setting off were attacked by Austrian and Bulgarian troops.

The barges that were carrying the priceless artefacts were sunk and thus they were saved.

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