Athens (EFE).- The Greek Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni, said today that reaching an agreement with the British Government for the final repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles is “difficult, but not impossible.”

In response to a question asked in the Hellenic Parliament by the PASOK-KINAL Social Democrats, Mendoni stressed that the Hellenic government is in discussions with the British government on this issue.

The minister pointed out once again that Greece “does not recognize the jurisdiction, possession and ownership of the British Museum of the Parthenon Sculptures”, since these were “stolen” from the country.

A “global issue” and an “ethical responsibility of Europe”

He pointed out that the repatriation and reunification of the Marbles in Greece is a “global issue”, but also an “ethical responsibility of Europe” within the framework of the protection of their common cultural heritage.

The British newspaper Times quoted yesterday in a report in its Sunday edition a Greek government source who said that Greece is in the final stretch to reach an agreement with the British Museum for the repatriation by the end of this year of at least a part of these archaeological treasures of more than 2,500 years old.

The Greek prime minister, the conservative Kyriakos Mitsotakis, however, stressed a little over a week ago that the sculptures are not expected to “return to Greece soon.”

Britain’s Culture Minister says Greece’s Parthenon Marbles ‘belong to the UK’

The UK Minister for Culture, Michelle Donelan, stated on the BBC on the 11th that the Parthenon Marbles “belong to the UK” and are not going to return to Greece, as that would “open Pandora’s box” for the British Museum and would provoke confrontations over other pieces on display there.

In the early 19th century, these archaeological treasures traveled to Britain when the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (of which Greece was then a part), Thomas Bruce, better known as Lord Elgin, a self-described lover of antiquities -, got permission from the Sultan to take part of the metopes and the interior frieze of the Parthenon.

Later he sold them to his Government for 35,000 pounds and since 1939 these jewels have been exhibited in the British Museum, while the Acropolis Museum only exhibits copies.

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