Palermo Fragment

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The Palermo fragment is a 2,500-year-old marble sculpture fragment of the foot and dress of the ancient Greek goddess Artemis.[1]

The Palermo fragment was taken by Lord Elgin from the Parthenon in the early 19th century and given to the British Consul to Sicily in 1816.[2] For the past two centuries, the fragment has been kept at the Salinas Archaeological Museum in Palermo.[3] Greece's 13-year campaign for the return of the fragment finally ended on 24 September 2008, when Italian President Giorgio Napolitano delivered the fragment to Athens.[4] It is anticipated that the move will strengthen Greece's request for the British Museum to return the Elgin Marbles.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2008/09/24/parthenon-marble-italy.html?ref=rss
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-09-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE48N4PU20080924
  5. ^ http://culturalpropertylaw.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/italy-returns-missing-foot-to-greece/