Acropolis Museum revives spat with Br...

Acropolis Museum revives spat with Britain

There are 51 comments on the MSNBC story from Jun 20, 2009, titled Acropolis Museum revives spat with Britain. In it, MSNBC reports that:

Gods, heroes and long-dead mortals stepped off their plinths into the evening sky of Athens on Saturday during the lavish launch of the new Acropolis Museum, a decades-old dream that Greece hopes will also help reclaim a cherished part of its heritage from Britain.

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pesky the real deal

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#1 Jun 21, 2009
how can today´s geeks reclaim any heritage from something that happened 2500 years ago ?
i´d say, the only thing today´s geeks could get is all those stolen statues from UK !
manos

Greece

#2 Jun 21, 2009
pesky the real deal wrote:
how can today´s geeks reclaim any heritage from something that happened 2500 years ago ?
i´d say, the only thing today´s geeks could get is all those stolen statues from UK !
Cheater poesky, your miserable life and uninterrupted masturbation have damaged what you have instead of mind fatally...

pesky the real deal

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#3 Jun 21, 2009
manosoulis,
am i not right, how could you geeks of today, claim to be as good as those deep thinkers, when you are just a bunch of goat herders ?
manos

Greece

#4 Jun 21, 2009
pesky the real deal wrote:
manosoulis,
am i not right, how could you geeks of today, claim to be as good as those deep thinkers, when you are just a bunch of goat herders ?
I have already explained you, grifter poesky, what your problem is... Did you try to cheat anyone lately pitiable poesky?
anybody

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#5 Jun 21, 2009
I believe pesky is right today you greeks have nothing to do with the past.

pesky the real deal

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Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#6 Jun 21, 2009
have i tried to cheat anyone ?
no, i have not but you are trying to cheat us, by telling us that today´s geeks are related to those in the past !
a wishful thinking but no dice !
Greek Islander

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jun 21, 2009
anybody wrote:
I believe pesky is right today you greeks have nothing to do with the past.
really? Our language,our names and the location of our homeland has been the same for over 4,000 years. I can understand why our neighbors get so upset when we are showcased to the world and they have NOTHING to show for themselves.

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pesky the real deal

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#8 Jun 21, 2009
it´s all very fine, what was stored in those museums, but what do you have to do with it ?
perhaps, in the next century when they store artifacts of today´s geeks, it´ll be some olives, metaxa or mostly some goats ?

“Yorkshire till I Die!”

Since: Jun 09

Keighley, Yorkshire, UK

#9 Jun 21, 2009
I think Greeks should not be angry at Britain but be thankful. We were trying to protect, preserve and look after some of Greece's heritage. But apparently, we are the bad ones.
evangelia

Kirchdorf, Germany

#10 Jun 21, 2009
anybody wrote:
I believe pesky is right today you greeks have nothing to do with the past.
why would you say that ??

nobody from todays people all over the world come from a direct bloodline..
that would be creepy..

i am greek, i speak greek, greece is my homeland with all of its history and culture..that it..

i don´t care who had sex with whom the last 2000 years..

try to post this on an italian forum, that todays italians have nothing in common with the ancient romans..they won´t be thrilled..

greetings
evangelia

Kirchdorf, Germany

#11 Jun 21, 2009
Ijanderson977 wrote:
I think Greeks should not be angry at Britain but be thankful. We were trying to protect, preserve and look after some of Greece's heritage. But apparently, we are the bad ones.
No modern Greek is angry with modern Britons..
That would be silly...

It was another world back then..
I think Lord Elgin took the permission from the Turks to take home the marbles..
Well , for todays circumstances, it is so tragic, that it´s almost funny...
-"Can I Take the Parthenon back home ??"
-"Oh yeah, my dear...just take anything you like...!"

It would be nice to have them bach,
but i think that if the british museum does it,
all the other big museums have do do it too...
and i´m almost sure they won´t..

it would be sooo nice though..

greetings

ps: maybe you could do copies and sent us back the originals..it´s just an idea..;-))
American for Justice

Great Mills, MD

#12 Jun 21, 2009
Ijanderson977 wrote:
I think Greeks should not be angry at Britain but be thankful. We were trying to protect, preserve and look after some of Greece's heritage. But apparently, we are the bad ones.
Thankful for what? For raping their most famous monument? You British are such hypocrites. If you believe that it was done to save the monument (which is not true), why don't you return these pieces then to where they belong?
evangelia

Kirchdorf, Germany

#13 Jun 21, 2009
American for Justice wrote:
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Thankful for what? For raping their most famous monument? You British are such hypocrites. If you believe that it was done to save the monument (which is not true), why don't you return these pieces then to where they belong?
hi there...

in berlin they have the whole Perganom Tepmle and a huge egyptian museum with nofretetes head (a sculpture ofcourse)...

do you think GERMANS will give it back ??

intresting question for the future..
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#14 Jun 21, 2009
American for Justice wrote:
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Thankful for what? For raping their most famous monument? You British are such hypocrites. If you believe that it was done to save the monument (which is not true), why don't you return these pieces then to where they belong?
Have a look in your own museums numbnuts and see how many artifacts you have from around the world.
Mr Giblets

India

#15 Jun 21, 2009
American for Justice wrote:
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Thankful for what? For raping their most famous monument? You British are such hypocrites. If you believe that it was done to save the monument (which is not true), why don't you return these pieces then to where they belong?
We could have left them there, where the Turks were using the Parthenon as a gunpowder storehouse, and as a result, they probably would have all vanished by now. And are the Italians going to give the 4 horses statue in Venice back to the Turks, or is it Greeks , or is it Byzantines, as they were stolen from Constantinoplie, or rather nowadays, Istanbul? after all , when the French stole the horses from Venice, they were made to return them to Venice.
American for Justice

Great Mills, MD

#16 Jun 21, 2009
evangelia wrote:
<quoted text>
hi there...
in berlin they have the whole Perganom Tepmle and a huge egyptian museum with nofretetes head (a sculpture ofcourse)...
do you think GERMANS will give it back ??
intresting question for the future..
Are you suggesting that the Germans have done similar barbarities as the British and, therefore, nothing wrong? I do not believe there is another case like the Parthenon marbles. We are not talking about stealing statues, we are talking about raping the most important monument in the world, the Parthenon. Breaking and dismembering structural and decorative parts that were part of the building walls and moving half of them to London, it is much worse than stealing statues. It is the rape of a building. It is barbarism!

American for Justice

Great Mills, MD

#17 Jun 21, 2009
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Have a look in your own museums numbnuts and see how many artifacts you have from around the world.
Typical British arrogance and hypocrisy! Breaking the walls of another people's most important monument and carrying half of the pieces away is much worse than stealing statues. It is barbarism!

“Yorkshire till I Die!”

Since: Jun 09

Keighley, Yorkshire, UK

#18 Jun 21, 2009
American for Justice wrote:
<quoted text>
Thankful for what? For raping their most famous monument? You British are such hypocrites. If you believe that it was done to save the monument (which is not true), why don't you return these pieces then to where they belong?
Us British are hypocrites? Ok, how about the British museum returns them once every American and Greek museum returns everything they ever took. Wasn't it Greece who invented or pioneered colonialism? Now that's hypocritical. And isn't it America who is the modern day colonialists and pillagers?

I kinda wish Elgin had never took them and that the Parthenon had exploded due to all the gunpowder. I wonder what how the Greeks would be acting now?

“Yorkshire till I Die!”

Since: Jun 09

Keighley, Yorkshire, UK

#19 Jun 21, 2009
I wonder how the Greeks would be acting now?***
American for Justice

Great Mills, MD

#20 Jun 21, 2009
Mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>We could have left them there, where the Turks were using the Parthenon as a gunpowder storehouse, and as a result, they probably would have all vanished by now. And are the Italians going to give the 4 horses statue in Venice back to the Turks, or is it Greeks , or is it Byzantines, as they were stolen from Constantinoplie, or rather nowadays, Istanbul? after all , when the French stole the horses from Venice, they were made to return them to Venice.
First, when you broke the Parthenon's walls and took half of the pieces to London, you did not know that the Turks would be using the Parthenon as a gunpowder storehouse 20 years later. Therefore you did NOT do it to save some artifacts.
Second, the damage you did was probably not smaller than what the Turkish gunpowder would have done.
Third, by pointing the figure to others who did similar barbaric acts, does not justify your own barbaric acts.
Fourth, if what was done was for the purpose of saving the artifacts, it is time to be returned where they belong and be unified with the other half of the pieces left behind in Greece.

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