Sunday, March 15, 2015

State Department to Repatriate Artifacts to War Zone

The State Department has announced a repatriation ceremony to take place at the Iraqi Embassy on March 16, 2015.  It seems only media are invited.

One would hope the press might ask about the wisdom of sending such artifacts to a war zone, what assurances there are that the sectarian Iraqi government will care for them, and whether there was any judicial determination that the items were smuggled or whether the property was simply abandoned.

1 comment:

Cultural Property Observer said...

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