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In 1801, Lord Elgin of England claimed to have obtained a document from the Ottoman Empire giving him permission to dismantle several sculptures from the Parthenon. These sculptures were subsequently added to the British Museum’s permanent collection. Today, the debate continues over which nation, England or Greece, can claim true ownership of the artifacts.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, "Trophies for the Empire Panel Focuses on Professor Rudenstine's Forthcoming Article" (2021). Cardozo News 2021. 19.