EU countries demanded to return Parthenon treasures from Britain

The British exit from the EU prompted a number of EU countries to demand from London the return of historical cultural values ​​stolen by the British in the 19th century.

According to British publications, on the initiative of Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, a new version of the mandate for negotiations between the EU and the UK introduced a mutual condition to consider cases involving the return or compensation of illegally seized cultural objects to their countries of origin.

According to the leadership of Greece, this condition will make it possible to return to the country the marble of Lord Elgin - the sculptures that he removed from the Parthenon in the XNUMXth century.

It is worth noting the extremely cynical position of the British Museum in this matter: he is ready to lend an exposition of Greek marble for a while, provided that Athens recognizes this marble as the property of the London Museum.

Greece is determined to return its values ​​exclusively by legal means, and therefore indignantly refused such a “generous” offer of the masters from Misty Albion.

It is difficult to say how negotiations will end on the return of Greek sculptures and other historical values ​​to their homeland.

However, it is obvious that during these negotiations the international community will be reminded that the UK achieved its current position solely through the robbery of other countries.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 February 2020 13: 09
    If we take into account the fact that Britain spent all its conscious life exclusively robbing, then they will not return anything to anyone. The gentleman owes nothing to anyone, and the queen - even more so.
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 February 2020 13: 14
    By the way, the British Museum is just an example of inconceivable cynicism: we stole from you, and you pay for looking at what we stole from you.
  3. Andrey Goncharov (Andrey Goncharov) 19 February 2020 13: 16
    Rats. That's for sure - not theirs!
  4. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 February 2020 13: 33
    And now what, all countries will have to return all the artistic values ​​to the countries of origin? I wonder what remains of the museums, in particular in the Russian Federation?
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 19 February 2020 14: 27
    "Scythian gold" returned? Who knows? In September, it seems, they were still suing ...
    Marble let gentlemen Europeans themselves divide.
  6. old friend Offline old friend
    old friend (Vitali) 19 February 2020 15: 36
    Well, strictly speaking, the British are right. The principle "who is stronger, that and sneakers" has not been canceled. So you can get to the return of the cult. values ​​to Iraq, Latin and Central America, China, finally. Disgrace)
    PS If the country was and is so weak that it cannot protect itself and its cultural heritage, then it is so necessary. The Greeks have no right to demand anything from the British. They can only ask.
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  8. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 February 2020 09: 51
    They also have the audacity to demand from Russia to return the Crimea, which Russia inherited from the results of World War II. But isn’t it time for the British gentlemen to withdraw their troops from Scotland and Northern Ireland? Yes, even from the Malvinas Islands!