The Minister of Culture rejects a return of the Parthenon friezes to Greece
“I was very clear about this: I don’t think the Parthenon friezes should go back to Greece. They belong to the United Kingdom where we have taken care of them for a long time,” Culture Minister Michelle Donelan told the BBC on Wednesday January 11, dampening the hopes born of open discussions between the British Museum and the government. Greek. Leaks in the press had recently evoked the track of a long-term loan to Athens of these marbles taken to England since the 19th century. “This is certainly not what the president of the British Museum is planning,” denied the British minister.
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