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Losing Your Marbles


They’ve seen wars, the bottom of the ocean and even - bizarrely - been part of a boxing match.

The story of how the Parthenon Marbles actually ended up in London’s British Museum is a wild tale featuring bribes, court cases and some extremely dodgy deals.  

There’s been a centuries-long campaign to get them back to their homeland. Now, a team of Greek-Australians have decided that the time for diplomacy is over and a new tactic is required.