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Athena in Palermo as Parthenon frieze returned to Athens

Reunification of Parthenon sculptures obligation for Europe_min

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 10 - An ancient Greek statue of Athena has come to a Palermo museum for four years in exchange for a portion of a Parthenon frieze that has returned to Athens in which Italian and Greek cultural officials hope may be a precursor to the Parthenon Marbles being returned from the British Museum.
    The archeological museum in the Sicilian capital reached an agreement for the exchange with the Acropolis Museum in the Greek capital.
    Since Wednesday, the statue dating back to the middle of the fifth century BC will be on display in Palermo's Antonio Salinas Museum.
    Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni took advantage of the occasion to repeat that the reunification of the Parthenon sculptures is a moral obligation for the whole of Europe.
    (ANSA).
   

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