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Greece presses for return of Elgin Marbles

archaeologicalnews:

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THE Greek delegation to UNESCO launched a new campaign Monday October 6 for the return of the Parthenon’s famous Elgin Marbles.

Currently housed in London’s British Museum, the marble friezes, which depict fascinatingly intricate sculptures of mythological scenes, once adorned the pediment of the Parthenon, perhaps Ancient Greece’s most iconic structure.

Ioannis Maronitis, campaign organiser and President of UNESCO’s seat in Pireus, said: “Our objective is to inform the Greek public of the situation and get them behind the campaign.” Read more.

vuelie:

I was sadly one of the last to pass this way. RIP Maelstrom, 1988-2014.

watsamotto:

amandafiske:

Maps showing how Americans feel about different states

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I’m pretty sure Californians voted to kick out California.

bookpatrol:

Charles Dickens Death Chart
Just how cruel was Charles Dickens to his characters?
Thanks to this handy graphic by Melissa Symanczyk we can now follow death through his major works. In all, 53 people and 2 dogs have succumbed to the ultimate end via Dickens’ hand.

bookpatrol:

Charles Dickens Death Chart

Just how cruel was Charles Dickens to his characters?

Thanks to this handy graphic by Melissa Symanczyk we can now follow death through his major works. In all, 53 people and 2 dogs have succumbed to the ultimate end via Dickens’ hand.