Deal to return Elgin Marbles to Greece at advanced stage By BBC News

An agreement to return the Parthenon Sculptures – better known in the UK as the Elgin Marbles – is at “an advanced stage”, according to a Greek newspaper.

Ta Nea reports that British Museum chair George Osborne, the former chancellor, has been holding secret talks with the Greek prime minister.

Greece has called for the return of the iconic sculptures for decades.

The British Museum said it would “talk to anyone, including the Greek government” to find partnership.

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