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GreeceCultureFragment of marble decoration from Erechthion to return to Athens

Fragment of marble decoration from Erechthion to return to Athens

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A marble fragment from the Erechtheion temple on the Acropolis will be voluntarily returned to Greece in Lyon by the Prefecture of the Rhone on Thursday.

The architectural fragment, dated to the 5th century BC, is originally from the upper architectural section of the Erechtheion (Temple of Athena Polias), the Ministry of Culture said in a statement. It bears an egg-and-leaf sculpted decoration.

The fragment was turned over to the prefecture on behald of a French citizen, Jacqueline Junelles, who had possssion of the fragment since the 1970s. She said the fragment was removed from the Acropolis in the 1930s. It will be presented to Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Zevelakis.

SOURCE; ANA-MPA

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