Aris Volvozidis
Aris Volvozidis

THE SCULPTURES ARE SAFER WHERE THEY ARE!

After all, if those who knew the truth about the various sculptures and missing marbles of Acropolis and other locations around Greece, they would be signing a whole different petition.

There have been more marbles stolen and destroyed by the Orthodox church within Greece than there ever will be in any foreign museum.
Marbles and sculptures were torn down and used to build Orthodox churches.
Sculptures were defaced and vandalised by the church to...

THE SCULPTURES ARE SAFER WHERE THEY ARE!

After all, if those who knew the truth about the various sculptures and missing marbles of Acropolis and other locations around Greece, they would be signing a whole different petition.

There have been more marbles stolen and destroyed by the Orthodox church within Greece than there ever will be in any foreign museum.
Marbles and sculptures were torn down and used to build Orthodox churches.
Sculptures were defaced and vandalised by the church to instil the eradication of the so called "pagan" belief system.

You want marbles back? Tear down the churches that were built at the foot of the Acropolis. There are many more there than the British museum. At least the British museum preserved and look after them.

Leave them in the museum where they are. They are safer and this way all can still enjoy them.

To those that think revenue raised would help the Greek economy, you are kidding yourselves. The EU especially Germany, has been dumping millions of dollars for the restoration of the Parthenon for over 30 years, and it is still far from completion.
Only a pathetic fraction of the money has gone towards the restoration, the rest has been divided up amongst the politicians and the church, lining their pockets for years. The revenue that 'may' have been raised by having the marbles back wouldn't have gone to it's rightful cause, just to the pockets of those who were responsibly for tearing them down in the first place.

There was suggestion that the Parthenon should have been sold to Germany a few years back, if this were to happen, it would have been fully restored by now. They know how to get things done.

I suggest you all do your research before you jump on any 'bandwagon' with your pitchforks ready to attack the thought of someone stealing your culture or heritage!

None of you 'Greeks' here truly respect the Ancient Temples and their relevance as you (Greeks) are more than likely Orthodox Christians and would rather go to the church (because that's what you have been raised to believe, not your fault there) than show your respect to the culture that gave birth to the modern western civilisation you know.
The marbles came from Temples and sculptures you have no belief in or bond to.
You CANNOT be a Christian and a Hellene at the same time, they are two different and opposing ways of life and consciousness.

To those who classify themselves as Hellenes and not 'Greeks', you will already understand what I'm saying.

To the other non-Greeks writing on this post, there is more at play here than you have been informed of.

I am a Hellene, I would sooner accept the notion of the 12 Gods of Olympus and their Temples than this Judaic/Christian faith system that was imposed upon my ancestors by Constantine through the spilling of their blood!

So leave the marbles where they lay, they are safer there, away from the modern Greeks!

Aris Volvozidis
Aris Volvozidis
  • Aris Volvozidis

Philip, I understand there is much that 'could' be done, yet we both know nothing will be done. Don't have too much hope that modern Greeks will eventually do the right thing for the survival of these ancient structures. If they really wanted to preserve them, they would have done it by now. Their corruption (led by the church) has undone their true heritage, beliefs, buildings, sculptures, monuments and way of thought for too many centuries.
I wish also that this corruption and...

Philip, I understand there is much that 'could' be done, yet we both know nothing will be done. Don't have too much hope that modern Greeks will eventually do the right thing for the survival of these ancient structures. If they really wanted to preserve them, they would have done it by now. Their corruption (led by the church) has undone their true heritage, beliefs, buildings, sculptures, monuments and way of thought for too many centuries.
I wish also that this corruption and intervention would cease and the ruins be restored to their former glory, but it won't happen unless there is a mass revolution, and quite frankly, the population is too lazy, too brainwashed and realistically couldn't care about such things.
The ones that care are a tiny minority and have no power whatsoever at this point in time.
What happened back 1688 years ago is no different to what Greece is going through now. Just look at the current state of affairs of Greece.
The deceit, corruption and greed of the ones in power destroyed it back then, and it has done the same now.
As for being an orthodox christian AND wanting to protect the heritage, it's something that I have found amongst the Greeks that I know, where they are conflicted and confused about the two.
The heritage, apart from the physical remnants of the past have been wiped out as far as a persons beliefs and consciousness are concerned, except for a few.
Orthodox christians go to church to worship and pray to a god and the alleged son of this god, whilst hanging a cross around their neck.
This has nothing to do with the beliefs of the people of whom created these sculptures, temples and monuments.
They believed in one particular if not all of the 12 gods in some way, shape or form.
Ask a christian if they believe in Zeus, Apollo or Athena and see what their response will be. How can these people have any connection to the heritage they want to call theirs, when they don't care for it's origins? If anything, they degrade and ridicule the thought of believing in the 12 gods and the temples that were erected in their honour.
They forget their true heritage and what this heritage suffered in order for them to believe in a faith which is not originally theirs.

So with this, I cannot agree with you on how whole-heartedly they can represent their sentiments towards these buildings and sculptures whilst they are a part of the system which tore them down to begin with.

Aris Volvozidis
Aris Volvozidis
  • Aris Volvozidis

Hahaha.. Good old uncle Arthur!!

Peter Green
Peter Green
  • Aris Volvozidis

Aris Volvozidis
If and when they are returned to the Greek people, they would of course not be put back on the Parthenon ! They would go into the Beautiful and Stunning Acropolis Museum..............The Greek people now know the value of their magnificent heritage and are more than capable of giving them the care that they need !

Irene Bilini
Irene Bilini
  • Aris Volvozidis

Do you know that they were teaching students on our marbles and they destroyed many of them?Even National Geografic made a whole documentary about it,which is easy to find.One way or another they are ours and is our business what we are going to do with them.They belong to Greece and there is no room for arguments .Why nobody asks the statues from France?Because they bought them.why?just read history and if we want to built churches with them we will .We need noone to protect what belong to...

Do you know that they were teaching students on our marbles and they destroyed many of them?Even National Geografic made a whole documentary about it,which is easy to find.One way or another they are ours and is our business what we are going to do with them.They belong to Greece and there is no room for arguments .Why nobody asks the statues from France?Because they bought them.why?just read history and if we want to built churches with them we will .We need noone to protect what belong to us,and about the religion thig that you say....my god where are you from,Why dont you read how Konstandinos made the new religion (christianism) one with the old one(all these gods) and then read about the dates and the costumes and what was the simbol of the cross back in ansient Greece .Your name sound Greek but your knowledge about greece I am afraid it is not enough,you probably dont live here but I have to admit that your opinion is interesting .It is the first time that I here someting like that,realy !!!!It is amazing

Peter Pistevos
Peter Pistevos
  • Aris Volvozidis

Don't worry about the Greek Orthodox religion it's time is numbered as the older ones leave the churches are getting empty
Tips 50 years left

Aris Volvozidis
Aris Volvozidis
  • Aris Volvozidis

Irene Bilini, I know full well about the development of the 'Greek Orthodox' Christianity as devised by 'Konstandinos' (Constantine, son of Hellen the exiled prostitute of the Roman Imperial Senate), why, when and how, there is just not enough room for it here.
I know all about symbols, costumes and origins of all within. I know more about the origins of Christianity, especially Greek Orthodox than the most devout christian, as what they believe in is only what their priests tell them...

Irene Bilini, I know full well about the development of the 'Greek Orthodox' Christianity as devised by 'Konstandinos' (Constantine, son of Hellen the exiled prostitute of the Roman Imperial Senate), why, when and how, there is just not enough room for it here.
I know all about symbols, costumes and origins of all within. I know more about the origins of Christianity, especially Greek Orthodox than the most devout christian, as what they believe in is only what their priests tell them (limited and biased info) or their parents (limited and ignorant).
Like I said, there is not enough room here to explain, so it's one thing for you to assume my knowledge of Greece is not enough and another thing to converse over what i know and don't know.
No I do not live in Greece, and am probably better for it. Besides, the Greeks that I have to deal with are stuck in a time-warp, they brought their ideals (and lack of education) with them and haven't changed even though the culture in Greece has.

Joseph Hoyne
Joseph Hoyne
  • Aris Volvozidis

the temples and sculptures/artifacts should not be aloud to be seen by anyone outside of the old Hellenic religion.and should be gaurded by those who are truely part of the old hellenic religion

Niranjan Abeysinghe
Niranjan Abeysinghe

Yeah, They should be returned.....

Ayashkantha Ramasinghe
Ayashkantha Ramasinghe
  • Niranjan Abeysinghe

Parthenon Sculptures ekka ubata thiyana sambande mokadda...

Niranjan Abeysinghe
Niranjan Abeysinghe
  • Niranjan Abeysinghe

sambande nevei, meka venna ona deyak kiyla hithuna.

Ayashkantha Ramasinghe
Ayashkantha Ramasinghe
  • Niranjan Abeysinghe

Hodai hodai...

Ajitha Mithra
Ajitha Mithra
  • Niranjan Abeysinghe

ane ubatat hitena dewal..... ;))

Sahan Isuru
Sahan Isuru
  • Niranjan Abeysinghe

meachara dawal wena mea rate ... Mu hithana 1ka...

Ayashkantha Ramasinghe
Ayashkantha Ramasinghe
  • Niranjan Abeysinghe

Aneda kiyanne....mu apita nethi wechcha pansalak wath reka ganna pethsamak gehuwanam sign karanna thibba....

Roksanda Trajkovic
Roksanda Trajkovic

Back to Greece!

Dennis Paleotheodoros
Dennis Paleotheodoros

minister of culture melina mercouri had this dream to have marbles returned, she partially succeded-now is the time for UK to help Greece! now is the time, save greece and europe!

Artemis Athena
Artemis Athena

guys if we were all right what would happen? they must return to thier homeland..where they belong.

George Dimitrakakis
George Dimitrakakis

Please give them back ASAP.

Rafael Guetta
Rafael Guetta

Sure, I agree the Brits should return stolen statues, but seriously, people. You think you have a right to reclaim goods stolen by an empire? While there at it, they can compensate all their ex colonies for the inexplicable number of atrocities towards the natives. As long as we care about rocks more than about human life, we are in deep shit.

Anne Akrich
Anne Akrich
  • Rafael Guetta

oh great, the greeks will finally pay their debts and we (french and europeans) will stop financing them !!!

Kosta Laskaratos
Kosta Laskaratos
  • Anne Akrich

Why don't you pay the Greeks for taking you out of your barbaric life, teaching you morality, empathy, art, math, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, humor, theater, tragedy, honor, and everything your simple brain can comprehend. Taking you from the animal that you were, (to which you have probably returned), and expanding the uncultivated neuro sensor of a mind you were incapable of cultivating, into something greater, sculpted by their words, texts, and free kind gesture, allowing it...

Why don't you pay the Greeks for taking you out of your barbaric life, teaching you morality, empathy, art, math, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, humor, theater, tragedy, honor, and everything your simple brain can comprehend. Taking you from the animal that you were, (to which you have probably returned), and expanding the uncultivated neuro sensor of a mind you were incapable of cultivating, into something greater, sculpted by their words, texts, and free kind gesture, allowing it to comprehend and encompass the wonders of the Universal. Wherever you may roam you are the making of Hellenic thought. The Hellens took the savagery out of you, and made life of this world gentle for you. Do you have any inclination of the cost, if they kept it for themselves or charged you for it? However they looked down upon you with kindness, allowing you to realize what they already knew. You have financed nothing towards the greater good of humanity, your greed for earthly possessions drives u

Kosta Laskaratos
Kosta Laskaratos
  • Kosta Laskaratos

I am exuberant that stumbled upon your idiocy, and craving of earthen goods, given to you in abundance by nature. It only proves that you have not evolved, and the Hellenic teachers were correct. You have enslaved your soul within the skin, incapable of giving it the key to the universe. As a consequence your freedom is earned not by your thought, but by the sweat of your brow.

Marina Oikonomou
Marina Oikonomou

ΜΑΖΙ ΣΑΣ!

Ariadni Papaioannou
Ariadni Papaioannou
  • Marina Oikonomou

Σας ευχαριστούμε πολύ!!!!!!!!!

Vassilis Kalis
Vassilis Kalis

we have to stop this robbery...

Andriani Liakos
Andriani Liakos

Τα Γλυπτά του ΠΑΡΘΕΝΩΝΑ ανοίκουν στον τόπο που τα ΓΕΝΝΗΣΕ και αυτός είναι Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ,η ΧΩΡΑ του ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΟΣ,του ΗΛΙΟΥ,ΤΗΣ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑΣ,ΤΟΥ ΣΩΚΡΑΤΗ,ΤΟΥ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗ,ΤΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ,ΤΟΥ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΑ και τόσων άλλων που χάρισαν τα ΦΩΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ στον ΚΟΣΜΟ ΟΛΟΚΛΗΡΟ...ΝΑ ΤΑ ΓΥΡΙΣΟΥΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΜΑΝΑ τους την ΕΛΛΑΔΑ....

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