It may take efforts for everyone to make an agreement on the issue, but we can see the light if we are really thinking for the artifacts' sake- for the treasure of all humanity. Museums like the British Museum have argued that they not only promote scientific research on these objects, but having them in places like London, Paris, and New York allows millions of visitors to come and visit them every year. In this case it is a very very very bad idea to just give it back. As required by the legislation, the artifacts have been delivered to the museum and they have been kept in the storages. The British in particular have many including the famous Rosetta Stone.
The Istanbul Provincial Culture Director Coşkun Yılmaz and museum officials have provided information about the artifacts. Berhane Asfaw, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia I am extremely happy one of our national treasures is finally coming home where it belongs. In 1830, the Cherokee Nation struggled to remain on its homeland. It's the foreign countries decision to do whatever they please with their porperty. Second class relics also require authentication before they can be publicly veneration. Then is the eagle that eats the fish,it will die as well. Britain was part of the Eight-Nation Alliance that put down the Boxer Rebellion in the late 19th century, ransacked the Forbidden City, and destroyed the Old Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860.
K says: The items should not be returned. There are plenty of things that were legally and ethically acceptable at one time that we would completely balk at now. I mean, one day human trafficking and slavery are legal, and then all of a sudden they're not?! Because Ethiopia, just like many third world countries, has serious issues within their country, and most probably the Ethiopians would sell the artifacts for money or even arms, because Ethiopia is still considered a poor country, with poor and dangerous leadership. Along about 1890, my Great Grandfather sold it to a collector where it stayed until 1920. And how many people will travel to China or Egypt to see the items vesus the number of people that will travel to England or America? They observed that the gem shows evidence of wear, has a remarkably strong phosphorescence, and that its clarity is slightly affected by a whitish graining which is common to blue diamonds.
The only people not to rob those who they invaded were the Muslims who charged a tax to the non-Muslim subjects. If there are appropriate museums for say the Rosetta Stone in Egypt, then they should go to Egypt. Close the park, close the gift shop, and tell all the park rangers to leave. They described the color as a fancy dark grayish-blue. But if that same country is now dominated by a entirely different culture and religion, it is hardly likely that they will be respected by those people, especially when they suggest ideas untolerated by that culture.
Benin refused the conditions of trade and taxation set by the British, who retaliated by demanding that Benin be taken by force and the treasures of the kingdom sold to pay for the expenses accrued. Then you going to them asking for your things back and it being more of a hassel. Sometimes we have to work hard at investigations. This is especially important when trying to understand the lives of people who lived in ancient times, since written records from these civilizations ancient Rome, Greece, China, … West Africa, Japan, etc are often sparse, lost, destroyed, or non-existant. Iain Howe, Amsterdam, Netherlands Even though I believe the return of the obelisk is a proper thing, I strongly condemn our government for refusing the offer made by Italian government. You see, my opinion on points is contradicts each others. Can anyone tell me what happened to the other half of the Rosetta Stone? If the environment of our homes is well tended, it will be healthy for living.
Suhulmikael Abay The Bihere Tigrai, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada I saw the Elgin Marbles when they were exhibited in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. However, there is no talk of returning theland; and rightfully so. Does this apply to the Winged Victory or the Parthenon marbles? By keeping an artifact you found to yourself and not giving it to a museum, people won't be able to learn and discover new things about the world. They will never be returned or researched further. I give the Italians thumbs up for what they have done here. Precious objects have been taken as the spoils of war since ancient times; many of these artefacts are probably built from materials or even using the labour acquired through war and conquest. Grandma said we could, 100 years ago, remember? All artefacts should be returned with interest to their native place.
Recently however, the demand for the return of these has taken a more formal, and perhaps less polite, turn. How many tribes of Indians were developed between the years of 1500 and 1750? The location and the use that was given to the object can help archaeologist deduce many things about the life of a group of people who didn't leave any writi … ng records behind People. It is through their studies that we know so much today about the lives of our ancient ancestors. I won't compromise my identity for anything. Seven people, who had attempted to sell the artifacts, were arrested as part of the operation. A last thing I want to say is that I said all these as a Greek but I equally feel these for every other culture that suffered this kind of damage from super powers.
Anybody knows that if you simply look at how long these museums have had the artifacts already. Those who have historical artifacts should apply to the nearest. Having said this, it is important to remember that these artefacts should also be on display so that current and future generations can learn about the pasts of other cultures. Some species of nurse sharks do well since they are active huntersat night when all the other fish become prey nurse sharks inpublic large aquariums, not a home aquarium. We now have the resources to carry out such an exodus 8. I would never have seen the wonders, if it hadn't been consolidated in one place. Legal issues are being misconstrued or retroactively applied because of political correctness.
This narrow nose happens to separate Negroid and Caucasoids. Most of these have religious attachments. When you're dying of starvation you couldn't care less about astronauts exploring space to find out if there is life on Mars or wherever: you want life right now. If washing glasses by hand, use the hottest water possible and very little detergent. Now Japan is restricting Korean tourists to get even closer to Temples fearing some Korean tourists will still the artifacts which originally belong to Korea and made by Korean ancestors. Birds were born to fly, not … have their wings clipped just to have themselves watched and stared at everyday. Most of these pieces are important for the entire human race, and should only return when everything is in place to ensure their survival for future generations.