Majority of British magazine’s readers want Parthenon Marbles returned to Greece


According to a recent poll by Britain’s Sunday Times, a majority of its readers have voted ‘yes’ for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

The poll showed that 78 percent of readers answered ‘yes’ to the question: ‘Should the Elginian Marbles be returned to Greece?’

11,315 people participated in the poll, with only 22 percent having the opposing view.

The Parthenon Marbles on display at the British Museum. Photo: The Trustees of the British Museum.

The poll comes just one week after the Deputy Director of the British Museum, Dr Jonathan Williams, said the Marbles could be returned to Greece from the United Kingdom through a new “Parthenon partnership.”

The results are yet another positive development in Greece’s constant request for the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece from the British Museum, where they have been on display since 1816 after they were ripped off the Parthenon by Lord Elgin.

READ MORE: Acropolis Museum director: Reunification of Parthenon Marbles an ‘international demand’.





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