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

18/11/2017 04:34 GMT

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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Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C), head of Doughty Street Chambers Geoffrey Robertson (R) and archaeologist David Hill (L), head of the International Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, arrive at the Greek ministry of culture and sports in Athens on October 14, 2014. A team of British lawyers, including newlywed Amal Alamuddin Clooney, are visiting Athens to advise the Greek government on Britain's possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. The marble sculptures, taken from the Parthenon by diplomat Lord Elgin in 1803 and currently housed in the British Museum, have been a bone of contention between the British and Greek governments for decades. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)


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.

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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.

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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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