2012 Archived News

21 UNPUBLISHED TEXTS THAT DOCUMENT THE EARLIEST (1834-1841)CLAIM FOR THE RETURN OF THE PARTHENON SCULPTURES

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The General State Archives, Hellenic Postbank and «Alithia» Publications are holding a special presentation at the Acropolis Museum today, Monday, 19 March 2012 at 19:00

The presentation will be for the special edition of publications consisting of facsimile reproductions of 21 unpublished texts that document the earliest (1834-1841) claim for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

 

The evening will begin with a greeting by Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum.

Speaking about the publication will be: Professor Nikolas Krapidakis, President of the Ephorate of the General State Archives, Cleon Papadopoulos, Executive Chairman of the BoD, Hellenic Postbank, sponsor of the publication and Kostas Tsarouchas, coordinator - publisher of «Alithia» Publications.

The innovative features of this publication will be outlined by Mr. Giorgos ?. Kontadakis, specialist in FACSIMILE editions, and its editor Mr Nikos Komn. Chatzigeorgiou.

The British Committee sent this video message for the evening's presentation:

Greetings to Professor Pandermalis and all those gathered at the Acropolis Museum for the presentation of the special edition of publications “The Acropolis of Athens”. This publication of facsimile reproductions of documents unpublished dated from 1834, is a valuable contribution and will be in future an indispensable scholarly tool for all those involved in the world-wide campaign for the righting of the wrong perpetuated two centuries and more ago. They demonstrate that the Greek national state from its inception identifies the sculptures taken by Lord Elgin from the Acropolis as a symbol of national identity and has campaigned from that very date for their reunification. This publication bolsters our campaign for the return of these marbles and bolsters our determination that it can, will and must succeed.