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Fighting Turkish Barbarity

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Submitted by 7A3 (Switzerland), Jan 1, 2012 at 08:55

Dear Ianus,

Thank you very much indeed for your extraordinary analysis and great insight of historical events you provide to us!

As you've already mentioned, Kepha Hor is probably unaware when stating

"Also, given that the Greek rebels had little respect for the Acropolis when they were fighting the Turks (probably, to a man, they considered their "real" capital to be Constantinople), I think that neither Britain nor Germany need apologize to Greece for what men like Lord Elgin and Heinrich Schliemann removed."

that

"The Turkish soldiers besieged on the Acropolis ran short of ammunition. They began to attack the great columns to extract lead to make bullets. The Greeks sent them ammunition with the message: 'Here are bullets, don't touch the columns.' "

( The Parthenons Sculptures, Melina's speech to the Oxford Union, by Melina Mercouri, www.scribd.com/doc/63732387/The-Parthenon-Sculptures)

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