Divers find more artifacts at wreck of the Mentor, which sank carrying the Elgin Marbles

Divers exploring the Mentor ship that wrecked off the southern coast of Greece in 1802 while carrying the Parthenon marbles to England have found other antiquities at the site. Greek Culture Ministry archaeologists and divers have been exploring the site since 2009 in the hope of finding more of the sculptures and reliefs, which were torn from the Parthenon, damaged in the process, and taken to England by Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin. An international controversy is raging now because Greece wants the marbles back, but England refuses to repatriate them.

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.