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British Museum considering loaning Elgin Marbles

The British Museum is considering loaning the Elgin Marbles to Greece, but not permanently returning them. The British Museum said it was “open to discussions regarding a short-term loan of some of the objects but not a permanent return. “The trustees of the British Museum will consider -- subject to the usual

Greece rejects British Museum’s terms for Elgin Marbles loan

Greece has denied the British Museum's terms and conditions for allowing the famed Elgin Marbles to go on display at the New Acropolis Museum. Culture Minister Antonis Samaras said the museum’s loan condition -- that Greece acknowledge the fifth-century B.C. antiquities as the property of the British Museum -- would be