Parthenon fragment returns to Greece, rekindling campaign for UK to hand over marbles

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By Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS (Reuters) – A marble fragment of the Parthenon temple has been returned to Athens from a museum in Sicily, a move officials hope will advance efforts to have the British Museum send back ancient sculptures from Greece’s most renowned ancient landmark. Athens’ Acropolis Museum presented on Monday the “Fagan fragment”, a 35-by-31-centimetre marble fragment showing the foot of the seated ancient Greek goddess Artemis brought home from the Antonio Salinas Archaeological Museum in Palermo. “It is marvellous that Sicilian and Italian friends thought to bring it back wh…

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