Thursday, March 6, 2014

Remembering Melina ...the Fighter, the Woman who was Born Greek and Died Greek

For Melina Mercouri, 
who was born Greek and died Greek,
and left us so much poorer,
20 years ago today...

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 born again. 
Melina Mercouri 

" Αν με ρωτησετε εαν θα ζω οταν 

τα Μαρμαρα του Παρθενωνα επιστρεψουν στην Ελλαδα, 

σας λεω πως ναι, θα ζω. 

Αλλα κι αν ακομη δεν ζω πια,
 θα ξαναγεννηθω!" 

Μελίνα Μερκούρη

Parthenon Sculptures - behind bars at the British Museum 
Photo Credit: Alexis Mantheakis 
Let's bring them home... 

We have built the Museum...

Each missing sculpture has its own space...

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

Let's Bring them Home! 
It is the least we can do... 


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