Learning Activity 1 CSTU 101.docx - CSTU 101 Learning Activity 1 Coleman Neill Professor Maxon CSTU 101 The\"Elgin Marbles which is also called

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CSTU 101 Learning Activity 1 Coleman Neill Professor Maxon CSTU 101 March 29, 2019 The "Elgin Marbles", which is also called the "Parthenon Marbles", "are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures, inscriptions, and architectural pieces which had part of the ancient Greek temple of the Parthenon, and the many other buildings on the area of Acropolis in Athens" (World News,2018). The British Government bought the Elgin Marbles in 1816, which was passed to the British Museum. The controversy started soon after the Greek Revolution. Iohannis Kapodistrias, who was the first Greek Governor asked Lord Wellington to help Greece liberate more territories, but he declined. Greece had then demanded that the marbles back, but the British had refused and went on to refer to them as a British national treasure. The controversy was still in progress with a very influential group in Europe known as the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization also known as UNESCO; which had been
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