Greece will not seek to settle a decades-old dispute with the British Museum over the Parthenon sculptures in court, the culture minister said on Wednesday. ‘One cannot go to court over whichever issue and besides, in international courts the outcome is uncertain,’ Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis told Mega TV. Instead, Athens would follow a ‘diplomatic and political’ approach, Xydakis said, arguing that the climate was slowly changing in Greece’s favour. The Parthenon sculptures are part of the collection popularly known as the ‘Elgin Marbles’, which were acquired by Lord Elgin in the early 1800s when he was ambassador to the Ottoman court. The British parliament purchased the art treasures in 1816 and gave them to the British Museum. For the past 30 years Athens has been

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