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Afghanistan's treasure comes to the British Museum

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posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 05:58 AM
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I thought they were looking after them.

What do I know.




posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by catwhoknows
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I thought they were looking after them.

What do I know.


Before it reached England, it was in US.

Is it just going around the world?€

Is it ever gonna get back to Afghanistan?



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:16 AM
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Yarrr! Avast ye Oozy! We British buccaneers be pillagin’ all of ye traaaysure!

They will most likely return to Afghanistan when there is less of a risk of them being destroyed or stolen and sold on the black market. Until then, they will be safe in our grubby mits and their beauty appreciated by thousands of visitors from around the world, yarr!



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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You stole the Elgin Marbles which belong to Greece - recently you gave them back. Because you were forced to.

So, why believe you are not stealing these treasures?



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:34 AM
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I don’t know who you’ve been talking to but I haven’t stolen anything.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by Soshh
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I don’t know who you’ve been talking to but I haven’t stolen anything.

OK, that is a good one




Let's not generalize? Is that the lesson?



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:42 AM
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I don't know where you got that from, they're still in the British museum now There in the Duveen Gallery (Room 18) to be specific

edit on 30-11-2010 by davespanners because: bad bad grammar



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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They have been returned to Greece - what you see is a facsimile.

Yet another lie in a world full of lies.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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Care to provide any kind of proof for that?



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 07:04 AM
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Yes,of course we, along with numerous other countries, have acquired other nations historical artifacts.
And yes,of course they should return to their country of origin when safe and secure, which it certainly isn't in this instance.

But bear in mind that we do at least restore and display the vast majority of these artifacts for the general public to watch and learn from.
That simply wouldn't be the case if these artifacts were in the hands of private collectors, as so often happens, or back in their country of origin.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by oozyism

What do you mean caring for them?

Who owns them now?

That is the question.


From a quick search - Afghanistan owns them. They are on loan from the Kabul Museum .

The British Museum


Years of quiet behind-the-scenes conversations and negotiations through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, accelerating as the months passed, are now about to come to fruition. On 4 November 2010 an official loan agreement was signed in Kabul by Dr Sayed Raheen, the Minister of Information and Culture, and Sir William Patey, the British ambassador to Afghanistan, followed by a second signing in London on 23 November by Neil MacGregor and witnessed by Mr Homayoun Tandar, the Afghan ambassador to Britain.

The purpose of this is to enable the bringing to London of the magnificent collection of objects from the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul which have been touring the world for the past four years. This is the first and only opportunity to see these pieces in Britain.


So they seem to on official loan from Afghanistan to the UK at the moment.



posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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Thank you.

Matter resolved



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