For many years the British Museum has been fighting a lonely battle to keep the Elgin Marbles which were taken from the Parthenon in Greece in 1806 legally, according the Museum, but stolen according to today's Greek government which has made it official policy to get them back. There are arguments to be advanced for both sides of this dispute but the director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, will have drawn strength from a statement issued last weekend by directors of 18 other museums afirming their right to keep longheld antiquities which their countries of origin are demanding back.
Keeping your marbles
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