Thursday 18 August 2005

What to do if you're an Elgin Marble

Dionysos or Herakles, British MuseumDismayed at the loss of his hands, Dionysos could not think what to do with his time.

(Actually, it could be Herakles as well, but the curators aren't sure.) I think it's about time we owned up and stopped calling it the British Museum. How much of the stuff in there is actually British? Is there a single item that wasn't pilfered? It's like a giant pickpocket's hoard. Actually, it's more blatant than that. [What the] British [stole from the rest of the world and refused to give back, even when asked] Museum.

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