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Επιστολή στην UNESCO για την επιστροφή των μαρμάρων του Παρθενώνα
Τετάρτη, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012 00:00
Το
H.E. the Director-General
of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Ms. Irina Bokova
 Athens, September 12th 2012

Your Excellency Ms. Director-General of the UNESCO,

As part of the dialogue that has begun worldwide for the return of cultural property to its country of origin, especially when the cultural property are integral parts of buildings (e.g. temples), I would like to propose that you support the initiative to return -by priority- the missing parts of those buildings that are under the UNESCO auspices back to their place of origin, in order to preserve the integrity of the sites and, as a result, to protect the world cultural heritage and cultural education. Both common sense and science require the reunification of the preserved buildings.

 In Greece, apart from the Parthenon Marbles and sculptures, there are also sculptures that are part of the frieze of the Temple of Epicurean Apollo on southwest Peloponnese (Prefecture of Ilia) currently exposed in the British Museum, the Museum of Louvre and the Munich Museum. The Temple of Epicurean Apollo, one of the largest temples of antiquity, work of the most famous architect of Greek antiquity, Iktinos, and also comparable to the great work of the same architect, the Parthenon, is the first monument in Greece (1986) that was ever included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. The temple is one of the finest surviving monuments of classical antiquity, since it is the best preserved temple, after the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. The frieze of the temple is a masterpiece in which the vibrancy and forms of expression and the combination of plot scenes, is amongst the best sculpture of ancient decorations.

Greece and all countries should claim their cultural property and especially the parts of buildings under the auspices of UNESCO, in order to ensure their integrity and value. 

It is in this effort that I call for your support.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours sincerely,

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Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou
MP, Ilia Prefecture, Greece
President of the Special Permanent Environment Committee of the Hellenic Parliament