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There is a plethora of reasons that the Parthenon sculptures will be returned to Athens. They all stem from one truth, that the Parthenon sculptures are part of the Parthenon. The reunification of the Parthenon sculptures, and of other pieces of the buildings and temples of the Athenian Acropolis, in one, complete exhibit is a request of the international community. Athens is where these treasures originate from, the city where the actual Acropolis complex was built 2,500 years ago and the place where it continues to stand today.

from the 'Why they will return' pages of - one monument, one heritage