PBS NewsHour

Greece’s long fight with UK over Parthenon

Clip: 09/22/2018 | 8m 37s

When the Parthenon in Athens fell into ruins in early the 1800s, a British ambassador with permission from the Ottoman Empire preserved about half the sculptures, which are now at the British Museum. But Greeks for centuries have wanted them back; the deal was made before their country fought for independence from the monarchy. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

Aired: 09/22/18

Rating: NR

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