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Originally posted by mojo4sale
Originally posted by Harte
snip.... The (former) Colonial powers are governments. You can throw an individual into prison. What can you do to Parliament?
What i would like to do, sorry cant say without breaking the T&C. How many private collections do you think would contain illegally removed artifacts, are these private collectors ever bought to justice, i cant think of too many, probably because most of these would have significant contacts/influence within govt and academic circles? Sorry for wandering off topic.
Originally posted by mojo4sale probably because most of these would have significant contacts/influence within govt and academic circles?
Originally posted by phoenixhasrisin
This thread started about some indigenous people painting on some of their own land, and has turned into a discussion about the west's pilfering of other culture's treasures.
Originally posted by CasualOne
Oh, how I long for the smell of a pipe, the low roar of exited talk, underscored by the frantic flipping of pages, all washed down with an Aged Tawny!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 · Last updated 3:32 p.m. PT
Ancient statue looted in Iraq is returned
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A prized statue of an ancient king that was stolen during widespread looting in Iraq following the U.S. invasion three years ago has been returned to the country's government, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki held a ceremony Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to repatriate the 4,000-year-old statue.
Made of rare black stone, the headless statue of Entemena is the oldest known representation of the king of ancient Iraq. It was excavated in the early 20th century near a temple in southern Iraq by University of Pennsylvania and British Museum researchers.
Along with hundreds of other valuable cultural holdings, the statue was taken from the Iraq National Museum when looters ransacked the country's cultural sites in April 2003.
Officials say confidential informants earlier this year notified the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with the statue's whereabouts. It was found in May and authenticated in June, officials said.
The ceremony coincided with al-Maliki's visit to Washington to meet with U.S. leaders about the deteriorating security situation in Baghdad, where sectarian violence has left hundreds dead in recent weeks.
Last Updated: Friday, 1 August, 2003, 09:00 GMT 10:00 UK
Iraqi treasures to tour US
The Warca vase was returned to the Baghdad museum
The Baghdad museum is lending some of its greatest treasures to the US, just months after fearing much of it had been looted.
The museum in the Iraqi capital was hit by a wave of looting in the days following the fall of Baghdad.
But after recovering much of what was thought to have been stolen, the Iraq museum is keen to show off its items of cultural importance.