Listen ad-free

The 'Elgin' Marbles

Dan Snow's History Hit

29-11-2023 • 34 mins

The permanent home of the Parthenon Marbles, also known as the 'Elgin' Marbles, has been the subject of a heated, decades-long debate. That debate was reignited this week when Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cancelled a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who had planned to raise the issue of returning the marbles to Greece in it.


Currently housed in the British Museum, Greece has been proactively campaigning for their return since the 1980s. But how did this controversy start, why did the marbles end up in London and why are they so important?


In this episode, Dan finds answers and solutions from Nick Malkoutzis and Georgia Nakou, two Greek journalists and contributors to the Macropolis.gr who provide the deep history of the marbles and how the two countries might resolve this dispute.


Discover the past with exclusive history documentaries and ad-free podcasts presented by world-renowned historians from History Hit. Watch them on your smart TV or on the go with your mobile device. Get 50% off your first 3 months with code DANSNOW sign up now for your 14-day free trial


We'd love to hear from you! You can email the podcast at ds.hh@historyhit.com.

You Might Like

The Rest Is History
The Rest Is History
Goalhanger Podcasts
The Ancients
The Ancients
History Hit
History Daily
History Daily
Airship | Noiser | Wondery
Gone Medieval
Gone Medieval
History Hit
History Extra podcast
History Extra podcast
Immediate Media
Legacy
Legacy
Wondery
Empire
Empire
Goalhanger Podcasts
Dark History
Dark History
Audioboom Studios
Lore
Lore
Aaron Mahnke
Forgotten Australia
Forgotten Australia
Forgotten Australia