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Welsh demand return of Stonehenge

April 1, 2014 9:00 AM

Following the long campaign by the Greek government to get the Elgin marbles returned to their rightful place on the Acropolis in Athens, the Welsh Assembly has written to Wiltshire Council requesting the return of the 'bluestones' which were carried from the Presceli Mountains in Pembrokeshire to construct Stonehenge.

A spokesman for the Welsh government said, "The stones were looted by English imperialists in centuries past, and we think it's high time they were returned to their rightful place on the hillsides of Wales." The Welsh have even offered to pay the cost of the repatriation.

The application will be considered by Wiltshire Council's cabinet in April, but the final decision will be made in consultation with English Heritage.