Gone Fishing ...

Back sooner or later, but taking a break ...


  1. Have fun, but please return soon.

  2. Why not later dear...

  3. We've now got the damned museum you asked for. Any chance of you sending the loot back?

  4. What would you say if the Nazis had sold parts of the Louvre in 1940 to their Japanese allies?
    Shouldn't the loot have been returned to France afterwards?
    Well, now that we've got the Museum for them, the Parthenon marbles should be returned where they belong - and in the proper context.
    Looking forward to your reply,
    sacaralis [@] hotmail.com

  5. Your allusion to Nazis and loot are silly. Thanks to the British those marbles have been protected and perserved. I do hope that the new museum is world class, then maybe the British will choose to sell the marbles to the Greek govenment. Until then I suggest that the British should be shown more respect for ensuring the survival of the marbles. At the time they were removed the Acropolis was being used as an Ottoman fort.

  6. Dionysios Fontoulis6/21/2009 06:20:00 am

    SELL the marbles? My dear, these marbles have been stolen. Period. You cannot sell a stolen item to his rightful owner. The Acropolis Marbles, stolen by Elgin, belong to the people and the state of Greece. Insisting on keeping them in the British Museum is an act of highest immorality, because, after all, the Parthenon has no longer been an Ottoman fort since 1830.
    Dionysios Fontoulis, Thessaloniki - Greece

  7. Dionysios Fontoulis6/21/2009 10:13:00 am

    "Dull is the eye that will not weep to see
    Thy walls defaced, thy mouldering shrines removed
    By British hands, which it had best behoved
    To guard those relics ne'er to be restored.
    Curst be the hour when from their isle they roved,
    And once again thy hapless bosom gored,
    And snatch'd thy shrinking gods to northern climes abhorred!"

    Lord Byron, "Childe Harold"

    Lord Byron, a true Lord. Note the verb "SNATCH'D".
    Dionysios Fontoulis, Thessaloniki - Greece

  8. @ DGC
    I believe that you are aware of the huge damage that Elgin did to the marbles when he was snatching them off.But even if your arguments were right and Britain did "save" Parthenon's fragments I believe that this new museum is the perfect home for them.If only you could be here and visit it.
    We are not asking for a favor here..You cannot sell anything to us..you can only return what's been stolen.

    and btw,Mrs King.As for the 8 layers of remains under the new museum of Acropolis.It's a pity we have so many archaelogical sites to maintain and take care of whereas you have to steal fragments of ancient civilizations to make a museum and dont even have the guts to admit it.I'm really surprised a scientist like you would ever think so selfishly.
    happy fishing

    doul.anna@hotmail.com -Greece

  9. It's a shame you ever called Melina Merkouri a drama queen.

  10. Dionysios Fontoulis6/22/2009 10:38:00 am

    Mrs King, you called the late Melina Merkouri a drama queen?
    You, who have a blog named "PhDiva"?

  11. Believe it or not she did.
    It's quite old but I believe she hasn't changed her mind.

  12. D.K.,
    I look forward to your return, I miss the almost daily infusion of knowledge.
    david nystuen

  13. I check daily with a sad sigh as I see you are still fishing.

    I can't wait to hear the tales. I have been missing your articles.

  14. Thank you for the messages of support - "fishing" was a euphemism for being very ill ... I'm on the mend, and will (very) slowly be getting back to blogging.

  15. nice share...keep it up...

    Big Ocean Fish


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