Many things have been said about the Parthenon marbles, however the Greek passion – about the issueof the Parthenon sculptures makes me a bit skeptical
Yes I am Greek and I admire the Parthenon monument, I do not have any objection about the youth passion, do not want actually to criticize any passionate efforts towards this goal however this way does not attract me. I do not want to miss the importance of the Parthenon sculptures’ reunification, why actually we (Greeks) are asking the Parthenon sculptures back. It is important to understand that this is not a matter ownership, the Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis site in Greece. It is a beautiful masterpiece of classical, Greek architecture, it is considered as the symbol of democracy because it was built when the democratic political system was invented.
When people visit Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum they realize the importance of the Parthenon sculptures’ reunification as they are wondering why all the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon are not here. In my opinion, the nationalist behaviours such as: these marbles are “ours” has little to offer on the Parthenon sculptures reunification issue. The Parthenon sculptures are parts of a unique monument, and the Parthenon monument deserves its reunification in its origin place where it stands for more than 2500 years. It is not a “war” that we have to “win”. The Parthenon is a universal icon and its sculptures should not be scattered in different museums in the world.