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Soldier's Heir Returns Marble Fragment To Greece

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Soldier's Heir Returns Marble Fragment To Greece

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A piece of the Parthenon has returned home. During the World War II occupation of Greece, an Austrian soldier took a marble fragment from a frieze in the ancient temple above Athens. His granddaughter, who inherited the stolen treasure, returned it this week. Greece is fighting to get back more of the Parthenon — the Elgin Marbles — from the British Museum. Still, it welcomed this small piece as a symbolic return.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. A piece of the Parthenon has come home. During the occupation of Greece in World War II, an Austrian soldier took a marble fragment from a frieze in the ancient temple above Athens. His granddaughter, who inherited the stolen treasure, returned it this week. Greece is fighting to get back much more of the Parthenon - the Elgin Marbles - from the British Museum. Still, it welcomed this small piece as a symbolic return.

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