I’m glad I’ve got my Marbles.
My Greek marbles that is – not to be confused with the sculptures the earl of Elgin removed from Athens to Britain in 1806. He was said to have rescued the sculptures from further risk. When the Parthenon was being converted into a church in the 5th century AD the whole of the middle section of the east pediment was removed causing destruction and many of the statues were deliberately defaced. Years back an Athenian shop-keeper demanded of me, that we British should return the marbles and I think he had a point.
My marbles were legitimately bought over the years and are treasured mementoes of a much loved Greece