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originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: rickymouse
Well...To be fair it's called looting, just look at Egypt, how many artifacts are not lost to the public viewing because it's sold on the black market to private collectors, or people who keeps it for showing to their nearest friends and such as you say, actually every country have that problem.
If it has historical value it should be kept and studied by some who knows how to handle it and save it for further investigation, it might not be displayed for public viewing but it is still kept save for historical tellings.
Now, the reward for finding artifacts is a different thing, and yes, they could loosen up a bit on that matter.