Emanuel J. Comino captivates audience with compelling case for Parthenon Marbles’ return

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By George Tserdanis

There was a full house at the Ramsgate RSL Club in Sydney on Monday, June 17, as Emanuel J. Comino -a tireless advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece – gave a stirring lecture on the latest developments on the issue.

Mr Comino’s lecture was so thorough that, although it lasted 1.5 hours, all his listeners were captivated and wanted to hear more.

Narrating with the aid of projected images, Mr Comino explained the entire issue of how the Parthenon Marbles were stolen by Lord Elgin and given to the British Museum. He also detailed names, historical incidents, dates and statements from notable figures – all from memory.

At the end of the lecture, the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Yannis Mallikourtis, who was in attendance, presented Mr Comino with a newly published book on the Parthenon Marbles.

READ MORE: ABC series ‘Stuff the British Stole’ to spotlight Parthenon Marbles debate

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