Lord Elgin

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Section of a frieze of the ancient Elgin Marbles (Parthenon Marbles) from the Acropolis in Athens, which were acquired for the British Government in 1816 by Lord Elgin. Photograph: iStock

Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuries-old dispute over the return of the Parthenon marbles into Br(...)

Elgin Road in Ballsbridge, home to more embassies than any other road in Dublin, takes its name from James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, the colonial admi(...)

Weekend in . . . Athens
  • Travel
  • November 3, 2014, 01:00

After years of dreadful press that defined Athens as a broken-down capital prone to fiery riots, the city’s self-confidence and creativity are stirrin(...)

The sculpture of the ‘leopard man’ at the Museum of Central Africa in a suburb of Brussels. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty

Last month, George Clooney was drawn into a cultural debate that has long been a sensitive issue for Britain. Asked during a press conference i(...)

Antique tribal masks revered as sacred ritual artefacts by  the Hopi Native American tribe in Arizona on display at an auction house in Paris, where they were to be offered for sale today.  Photograph: John Schults/Reuters

A French court has decided to allow an auction of dozens of Native American tribal masks opposed by the Hopi tribe and its supporters, inclu(...)