Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Progress update re the Getty (
For those keeping tabs on the various claims by governments seeking the repatriation of artefacts, here is the latest news from the Getty Museum: "The J. Paul Getty Museum has signed over to Greece ownership of two ancient artifacts at the heart of a major cultural heritage dispute, officials said Tuesday. The private museum in Los Angeles agreed in July to return the two sculptures following intense pressure from Greece, which says they were illegally spirited out of the country. The ownership deeds were signed in Los Angeles on Sunday in the presence of Greek officials, the museum and the Greek culture ministry said in a joint statement."

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