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Types of Artifacts

Elgin Marbles, Greece
Elgin Marbles, Greece

Calls to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece have fallen on deaf ears; the British argue that giving the marbles back would do everything from irreparably destroying them to creating more demand for the return of ancient art, draining the collections of European museums.

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Imperial Treasures, China
Imperial Treasures, China

“China’s Imperial Treasures: Art & Artifacts” on May 14, 2016 in Fort Collins, CO at Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. “China’s Imperial T...

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Iraqi Jewish Artifacts, Iraq
Iraqi Jewish Artifacts, Iraq

But these artifacts belong to the Iraqi-Jewish community and their descendants. Returning the trove to Iraq is tantamount to returning stolen treasure to a thief. President Trump and the State Department should do all that they can to prevent such an injustice. I was born in 1930 in Taht Al Takia , the Jewish quarter of the old city of Baghdad.

Koh-I-Noor Diamond, India
Koh-I-Noor Diamond, India

The Koh-i-Noor was mined in India in around 1100 and probably originated from Golconda in the southern region of Andhra Pradesh. The shape and size of a small hen’s egg, the diamond attained a sinister mystique.

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Nefertiti Bust, Egypt
Nefertiti Bust, Egypt

During a 1912 Egyptian excavation, German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered the bust of Nefertiti, a 14th Century BC Egyptian queen. He claimed to have an agreement with the Egyptian government that included rights to half his finds and — using this as justification — Berlin has proudly displayed the item since 1923.

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Old Fisherman From Aphrodisias, Turkey
Old Fisherman From Aphrodisias, Turkey

A resurgent Turkey has launched a concerted effort to get cultural artifacts back from museums around ... ("Old Fisherman from Aphrodisias") ... © SPIEGEL ONLINE 2012

source: spiegel.de
Rosetta Stone, Egypt
Rosetta Stone, Egypt

The Rosetta stone is a block of dark granite found in Egypt in 1799, that literally transformed modern understanding of 3,000 years of Egyptian history. The Rosetta stone is a block of dark granite found in Egypt in 1799, that literally transformed modern understanding of 3,000 years of Egyptian history.

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Sion Treasure, Turkey
Sion Treasure, Turkey

Sion Treasures accidentally found in the ancient city of Corydella and smuggled to the US. are returning to Turkey. The rest of the treasures are in Antalya Museum.

source: haemus.org.mk