The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece

The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, reigns majestically above and continues to inspire original thinkers in democracy, philosophy, the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Each marble piece defying scientific expectations has over the centuries commanded respect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, who reigned with strength and peacefulness, the Acropolis symbolically represents the possibilities within humanity … Continue reading

Parthenon Marbles: Who Owns the Patrimony of Human Kind with Dr. Gary Vikan
Antiquity / Art / Greece / Leaders & People

Parthenon Marbles: Who Owns the Patrimony of Human Kind with Dr. Gary Vikan

When least expected, an answer comes forward that goes beyond a country’s claim, international law and suggests there is a global sense of decency when addressing cultural heritage and patrimony. Dr. Gary Vikan, during one of his last public lectures as the director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and completely not related to the topic of his lecture on his upcoming book on the Shroud of Turin, was asked, “Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?” Continue reading