그리스 선거와 엘긴 마블

January 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

The ever-controversial Elgin Marbles (also known as the Parthenon Marbles) have become a hot button topic of debate in the Greek elections thanks to a statement from lawmaker Tasos Kourakis who claimed that a popular art history book used in schools doesn’t accurately describe the history of their removal from the country by British diplomat Lord Elgin in 1803. “The Elgin Marbles, gentlemen of the ministry of education, were not ‘transported’ but ‘snatched by force’,” he said in his statement.

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