The Elgin Marbles controversy crops up again in the Press. The Greek Government engaged a British law firm, Doughty Street Chambers, to fight its case in 2011, not knowing Amal Alamuddin who represented them was to become Mrs. George Clooney – all the brouhaha good for their case!
I have always been an advocate for keeping the Marbles at the British Museum... pace Neil MacGregor... when I visit the Acropolis Museum my opinion wobbles – the light in the day is spectacular and glamorous at night – the existing plaster casts are a crumbly substitute for marble.
"Quod non Fecerunt Gothi Fercerunt Scoti"
What the Goths spared, the Scots destroyed
- Lord Byron -