Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Monday 4 December 2023

Return of Elgin Marbles

 Having recently seen pictures of the Elgin Marbles, I have changed my mind with regard to the Greek claim for them to be repatriated to the Country of origin. 

Looking at them, broken and to my mind, ugly, can we not, with our super-skilled masons make copies, exact replicas, and return the originals to Athens on permanent loan with one or two caveats. For example if they are at risk because of war or  natural disaster they should be returned to UK for safe keeping.

Meanwhile, the British public would be able to appreciate the artistic majesty of the pieces whilst winning immense goodwill from one of our allies and NATO partners.

ps. How do we know that those currently on show at the British Museum are not already replicas?

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