3/8 “Parthenon Sculptures” or “Elgin Marbles”?

The most famous cultural property debate in the world; it’s worth thinking about why this one gets all the attention. What is the basis of the Greek claims? What is the basis of the British claim? Which do you find more persuasive, and why? Also: notice who made this video. Does that have any implications?

Speaking of videos: comedians have also weighed in on today’s topic (or a very similar one).

Here are the images we’ll be looking at.


BBC Documentary, “The Elgin Marbles,” (2004), 90 minutes

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