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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UNESCO Urges Mediation On Parthenon Marbles

William Hague has been urged to take part in a 'mediation procedure' with Greece in a fresh diplomatic bid to resolve the long-running dispute over the Elgin Marbles. UNESCO, the United Nation's cultural organisation, has written to the Foreign Secretary, to Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, and to Neil MacGregor, the British Museum's Director, inviting them to sit down with Greek officials and seek a mutually acceptable solution to the issue of the sculptures - once part of the ancient Parthenon building in Athens. The call for return of the so-called Elgin collection of Parthenon Sculptures, currently on display in the British Museum, has been at the heart of one of the world's most celebrated cultural property dispute.