Thursday, December 17, 2009

The destruction of the Parthenon

A very controversial video, made for the Greek ministry of culture by acclaimed director Gavras then censored by the Greek Church for daring to suggest the portion of blame and influence of the Greek Church in the eventual destruction of the Acropolis. Perhaps a little harsh on the British, or perhaps this video portrays an unfortunate bare truth as there still (end of 2009) appears to be no official British recognition of the grabbing of the marbles to have been an indecent act. If this is the way an advanced nation acquires culture, and defends this action today, then tens of museums are not enough to supplement the culture missing from one's people.

"Arms gave the first his right, the latter had none, but (Elgin) basely stole what less Barbarians won".

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