Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Restitution of Egyptian artifacts

Short piece, second on the above page, about Zahi Hawass and restitution of artefacts: "Dr. Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, has for a long time ago had a dream, the restitution of Egyptian artifacts, and now it seems he is getting close to making it all come true. Towards this end he founded the Department for Returned and Stolen Artifacts, where they have compiled a database of all treasures allegedly stolen from Egypt since 1972. He has been writing letters all over the world, to museums and universities, to let them know that he would cut relations with them if they try to buy any stolen artefacts. His tactics, considered by some experts as a overly aggressive, are creating controversy but also achieving results."
See the above page for the rest of the piece.

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