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Athens News Agency
February 11, 1999

Archbishop Spyridon calls for Parthenon Marbles return

Visiting Archbishop Spyridon of America today appealed for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, pledging that the Greek community of the United States together with the entire civilized world would make every effort for the return of the friezes to their natural home, the Parthenon.

"The legal heritage must be returned to the Parthenon," Spyridon said after a visit to the Acropolis. He said the Greek community in America saw the Acropolis as "the symbol of all that is ours, an inalienable heritage and legacy for the future."