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Greece protests Elgin Marbles sculpture loan to Russia

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The British Museum says it had loaned one of the statues – taken from the Parthenon temple in Athens by British diplomat Lord Elgin in 1803 – to Russia s State Hermitage Museum

NOT HERE. A close-up view of the empty plinth of the Ilissos statue part of collection of The Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum in London, Britain, 05 December 2014. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA