The President of the Hellenic Republic urges for return of the Parthenon Sculptures

The President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos in a meeting with professors Louis Godart and Dusan Sidjanski on Tuesday stressed the need the Parthenon Marbles to return to Greece because they belong to a unique monument and have no place anywhere else.

From left to right: Professor Louis Godart, Professor Dusan Sidjanski and the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Photo by Nick Paleologos/SOOC

Pavlopoulos underlined that without these marbles, the Parthenon cannot be what it could be and should be in order to teach the visitor what democracy, freedom and humanity mean.

In reply to statements that if the Parthenon Marbles return to Greece, there will be a request for other monuments to return to their homeland, the President stated that “this allegation is not correct,” adding that the Parthenon presents a uniqueness for all mankind. As he noted, it is “the uniqueness of the Greek culture, especially in the 5th century BC.”



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