George And Amal Clooney's Honeymoon Over As She Jets Off To Greece

15/10/2014 09:36 | Updated 20 May 2015

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin married in a star-studded wedding in Venice just three weeks ago. It is thought they then jetted off for a luxurious honeymoon on the North Island in the Seychelles. But it seems the honeymoon is now over as Amal has jetted off for her first work appointment since tying the knot.

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The 36-year-old human rights lawyer arrived in Athens to a host of clicking cameras accompanied by her boss Geoffrey Robertson QC, of London's Doughty Street chambers.

Her first official duty since her honeymoon, the trip will see her advising Greece on how best to persuade Britain to return the Parthenon sculptures, the Elgin Marbles.

Amal Alamuddin Clooney

According to the Daily Mail, The 7th Earl of Elgin, Thomas Bruce, removed the Parthenon Marble sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens while serving as the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1799 to 1803.

Known as the Elgin Marbles, the sculptures were made mostly by Phidias and his assistants.

Amal Clooney Is Turning Heads in Athens

Thomas claimed he had obtained a permit from the Ottomam authorities to remove pieces from the Parthenon, and had them shipped to Britain, where they are now on display at the British Museum.

Greece has sought the return of the sculptures over the years, and George Clooney even waded into the row, suggesting it would be the right and "fair thing to do".

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