The return of the Parthenon Marbles on an international archaeological conference

The Greek Minister of Culture takes part in the proceedings

The reunification of the Parthenon Marble with the monument itself is part of the issues that archaeologists from around the world will talk about in the Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Tourism. In the conference that started on Sunday and will last a total of three day, the Greek Minister of Culture Lydia Koniordou stated that “in a changing and challenging world, it is important to inspire to our youth the interest for the importance of cultural”.

The issue has gone since 2016 into a diplomatic path rather than a legal one. Before the conference, Mrs Koniordou sat on a round-table coordination meeting with the 25 international committees for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, where the new Italian committee also presented its new president, the archaeologist Louis Godart.

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