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Elgin Marbles Controversy The Elgin Marbles are a collection of stone sculptures acquired by Lord Elgin. Lord Elgin acquired these objects from the Parthenon in Athens while he was an ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. The controversy of the sculptures has been debated by historians since the 1800’s. The Greeks believe that the sculptures belong in their homeland and have demanded that the British return the sculptures. They believe that Lord Elgin stole them during the country’s Turkish occupation by bribing Turkish Officials. The British believe that Lord Elgin purchased the statues legally from the Ottoman Empire. British parliament purchased the objects from Lord Elgin in 1816, and the sculptures have remained on display in the British museum since. Picking a Side I believe that the British should return items taken from the Parthenon and end the feud that has caused two centuries worth of bad blood. I believe this for two reasons; Cultural treasures from ancient civilizations belong in the places from which they were originally and
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  • Fall '16
  • elliot
  • British Museum, Lord Elgin

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