The case Antonia and I worked on called Achilles' Helmet was the first time I had really thought very hard about the impact of a nation's heritage being stolen and taken out of the country.
Now we have also worked together to prevent a valuable icon being whisked out of Greece (The Athenian Connection) and an eye witness account of the Third Crusade disappearing from a monastery (The Crusader's Chronicle). I am beginning to see why the Greeks would like the so-called Elgin Marbles back.
Perhaps when the new museum near the Acropolis is completed they will be able to make some arrangement with the British Museum. Did you know some of the sculptures are in two pieces? One bit in Greece and one bit in the BM? How ridiculous is that?