Greece will not seek Parthenon sculptures in court: Cultural Minister Mikos Xydakis

14 May 2015 12:28 PM | Anonymous
Greece will not seek Parthenon sculptures in court: Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis
A section of marble frieze sculpture (438-432 BC) from the Parthenon in Athens, part of the collection that is popularly referred to as the Elgin Marbles, is displayed during a press preview of the British Museum's "Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art" in central London on March 24, 2015. Running from march 26 to July 5 2015, the exhibition explores the Greek preoccupation with the human form, and features around 150 objects. These include bronzes and vases as well as iconic white marble statues and sculptures. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL.
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ATHENS (AFP).- Greece will not seek to settle a decades-old dispute with the British Museum over the Parthenon sculptures in court, the culture minister said on Wednesday.

"One cannot go to court over whichever issue and besides, in international courts the outcome is uncertain," Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis told Mega TV.

Instead, Athens would follow a "diplomatic and political" approach, Xydakis said, arguing that the climate was slowly changing in Greece's favour.

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