This week the
The Elgin Marbles, named after the person who removed them from
On the face of it this claim is simple enough; the marbles were originally made in
There is no reason therefore for the authorities at the
Regardless the current state of affair is unsatisfactory; the frieze exists in several different parts across the world. They should be complete, no matter where they are on display. Given that it is the birthplace of democracy, despite the sad and insignificant pretence of a city with delusions of grandeur which now squats in its place, the frieze should be on display in Athens, next to the Parthenon; the building which is and will always be the enduring symbol of democracy.