QANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5871 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4017 times:
just spent the week in Sydney and it seemed everyone I met was of Greek origin, I can't wait to move back to Melbourne and be among the Greek population, its fantastic to see the museum finally opening too.
if only a certain museum in London would give back the missing link...
[Edited 2009-06-20 02:14:38]
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OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27771 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4007 times:
Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 1): if only a certain museum in London would give back the missing link...
Haha I knew that would come up . Maybe one day they will be flown back. I wasnt so annoyed about the fact that they were not handed back but years ago there was a Channel 4 documentary ( I have it on VHS Tape ) and it was a pledge of the then opposition Labour Party that it was their policy to hand them back to Greece. The day after Labour won the elections Athens made a formal request and guess what ? They refused them.
I think they are worried that it would set a precident for Egypt and other countries to make requests. Anyway maybe one day a deal can be done.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11042 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3992 times:
Thank you very much for the good news. We have all been waiting for this museum a very long ttime. Athens has some wonderful museums. This one will be a masterpiece to be added to the list. I will no doubt go for a visit. The view over the Acropolis from the café looks superb durin the day and must be even more beautiful after dark. This museum will have a lot of success.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde