Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Melina Mercouri and the Elgin Marbles

Here is a Greek postage stamp (1995) featuring Melina Mercouri in front of the Parthenon in Athens, from which Lord Elgin removed his marbles in the nineteenth century.
Melina was an actress, who became a politicician, the Greek Minister of Culture and a campaigner for the reurn of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.

For a discussion see the Impala Publications blog here -

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