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Greece rebuts British Museum claim Parthenon marbles were ‘removed from rubble’

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Museum’s deputy director had told Unesco meeting contested treasures ‘were not all hacked’ from Greek temple The dispute over the Parthenon sculptures has deepened after Greece rejected a claim by the British Museum that much of the statuary, removed at the behest of Lord Elgin, was retrieved “in the rubble” around the monument. The assertion, made at a Unesco meeting on Friday, added a new twist to...

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