Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Athens' New Acropolis Museum:3 Today and Still Waiting for the Parthenon Sculptures! Let's Bring them HOME!

Χρόνια Πολλά! 
 Athens' New Acropolis Museum 
inaugurated on 20 June 2009 turns 3 today
and is still waiting for the Parthenon Sculptures...

The magnificent marble sculptures plundered from the Parthenon by the infamous Lord Elgin and held hostage by the British Museum

 Let's join every single person around the world - Greek and non-Greek alike - working to bring them home...

Last week, British Actor Stephen Fry and MP Andrew George, speaking in favour of their return, won the debate hosted by Intelligence Squared in Cambridge by a large majority.

Yesterday and today, an
International colloquy in London on the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

  was held at London's Hellenic Centre

The momentum is growing...

There is no excuse anymore 

We have built the Museum...

Each missing sculpture has its own space...

Each space is a missing word in the story...
the beautiful story of the Parthenon

the temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena

The Caryatids are waiting for their long-lost sister...

Let's Bring them Home! 
It is the least we can do... 
we owe it to our children , the future
and to Melina, whose vision for the Parthenon Sculptures put the wheels in motion for their return!

If you ask me whether I will be alive when the Marbles return to Greece, 
I tell you, yes, I will be.

When the Sculptures come home to Athens, so will I,
But even if I'm not, 
I will be reborn. 
Melina Mercouri 

" Αν με ρωτησετε εάν θα ζω όταν 
τα Μάρμαρα του Παρθενωνα επιστρέψουν στην Ελλάδα, 
σας λέω πως ναι, θα ζω. 
Αλλά κι αν ακόμη δεν ζω πια,
 θα ξαναγεννηθώ!" 

Μελίνα Μερκούρη

Melina in front of the Parthenon
This magnificent photo which graces the Acropolis Metro Station in Athens
was taken by her personal photographer  Ilias Anagnostopoulos 

Dedicated to Melina Mercouri, 
a woman with vision,
who was born Greek and died Greek,
and left us so much poorer...

Γειά σου Μελίνα! 

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