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Now, an honorable gesture for the Louvre and France will be to return Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) to where she belongs – the island of Milos, Greece, where she was taken from.
During the Greek War of Independence of 1821, over 20,000 Greek inhabitants of Chios were massacred by Ottoman troops. French painter Eugène Delacroix was inspired to create his famous painting – “The Massacre of Chios.”
The exhibition is organized by: Marina Lambraki Plaka, director of the National Gallery–Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens; Anastasia Lazaridou, director of Archaeological Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens; Jean-Luc Martinez, president-director of the Musée du Louvre, assisted by Débora Guillon.