[Marxism] If only....
sartesian at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 11 19:55:41 MST 2010
>From today's Wall Street Journal:
Cairo--Zahi Hawass, Egypt's larger-than-life antiquities chief, is hunting for treasures from some of the richest known troves--the world's prominent museums.
...Dr. Hawass is lobbying international museums to return some of Egypt's most important archeological artifacts. These include the Rosetta Stone, displayed for more than 200 years in the British Museum, and the Zodiac of Dendera, housed in the Louvre in Paris......
.....Even colleagues sympathetic to Dr. Hawass question whether such institutions will ever set the dangerous precedent of giving in to demands.
"If one object is given back to Egypt, then maybe Benin will want something and all the museums of the world will empty out," said Salima Ikran, an Egyptology professor at the American University in Cairo.
Now that's something I look forward to-- all the world's museums emptied of the artifacts looted, bribed, compelled from people all over the world.
An empty space in the British Museum where the Rosetta Stone-- or perhaps a hologram of the stone...
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