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Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles: Should they be returned to Greece?

The Parthenon Marbles, currently on display in the British Museum in London, were removed from the Acropolis (Athens, Greece) in 1801 by the Earl of Elgin, the UK Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Greece has mounted a campaign for their return to Athens and has constructed a new high-standards museum in Acropolis to host these cultural treasures (if returned). So far the British Museum has refused calls for their return to Greece.
Do you think that the Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece?
Yes
No
Not sure
If you voted yes, why?
The Marbles belong in Acropolis, their place of origin.
It is a matter of principle, stolen cultural treasures must be returned
Construction of the New Acropolis Museum is complete and it is now waiting for the Marbles
I am Greek and i agree with one of the above
I am British and i agree with one of the above
Other
If you voted no, why?
The Marbles now belong to humanity, not to Greece
The British Museum is the best place for the Marbles to be
I wouldn't trust the modern Greeks with the Marbles
I am Greek and i agree with one of the above
I am British and i agree with one of the above
Other
This poll was created on 2008-04-02 13:46:36 by sakis