Drawing on data gleaned from 19th century Ottoman archives, Acropolis Museum director Dimitrios Pandermalis has challenged claims by the British Museum that Lord Elgin had obtained permission from the sultan when Greece was under Turkish rule to transfer the Parthenon Marbles from Athens to London.
A man looks at exhibits at the Parthenon Hall of the Acropolis museum
in Athens, Greece [Credit: Reuters]“There was no firman – meaning a…
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