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Art & Culture


The diplomatic spat between Rishi Sunak and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, triggered by the UK prime minister’s abrupt cancellation of a scheduled London meeting with his Greek counterpart after the latter restated Greece’s claim to the Parthenon sculptures housed in London, is not anticipated to impact the ongoing negotiations for a potential deal on the artifacts, according to British Museum officials who spoke to Kathimerini.


In a public statement last week, the National Museum of Denmark announced that it will be keeping three sculptural fragments from the 2,500-year-old Parthenon, currently on display in its permanent collection in Copenhagen. The three fragments, consisting of two marble heads and a horse’s hoof, came to Denmark between 1688 and 1835.


The British Museum hopes it can reach an agreement with Greece over the Parthenon Sculptures “that requires no one to relinquish their claims,” the chairman of the institution’s board of trustees said on Wednesday night, reiterating the possibility of a quid pro quo arrangement between London and Athens that would not broach the controversial matter of the sculptures’ ownership.