Sicily to give Parthenon fragment back to Greece

Four-year loan of Artemis frieze to become permanent

20 May, 18:40

    PALERMO - The Sicilian regional government on Friday voted to permanently restore to Greece a fragment of the Parthenon that had been loaned to Athens in exchange for an ancient Greek statue of Athena which had come to a Palermo museum for four years.

    The part of a frieze that belonged to the iconic Acropolis temple shows the feet of Artemis, the Hunter goddess, sitting on a throne.

    The return of the so-called 'Fagan Find' to Athens spurred renewed calls for Britain to permanently return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, which are among the British Museum's major attractions in London.

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