Parthenon marbles

British PM rules out return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

  • The marbles were stripped from Athens’ Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis by Scottish nobleman Thomas Bruce, known as Lord Elgin, in the early 1800s and shipped to Britain
  • Johnson’s position on the issue was made clear several years ago when, as Mayor of London, he hit back at Hollywood star George Clooney for suggesting Britain return the marbles
By AFP ·