Sunday, May 09, 2010

David Gill and repatriation

Wales Online

This article about the excellent work of David Gill barely touches on Egypt but the subject is both relevant to Egypt and important on a global scale. And yet another reference to Indiana Jones. Sigh.

LIKE Indiana Jones, Dr David Gill delights in getting his hands on precious antiquities.

But while his movie counterpart is often seen plucking priceless artefacts from ancient tombs, Dr Gill does the process in reverse – and sends the relics back to where they came from.

The Welsh academic works across the world in persuading museums to return ancient artefacts to Egypt, Italy, Greece and other countries suffering a plague of history looting.

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