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Andrew Booth
Andrew Booth

This has happened in Egypt, Iraq and many other countries during conflicts and unsettled times. It's certainly a difficult point to reconcile for those who state that Western museums should 'return' or 'give back' the artefacts and exhibits they safely hold.

jp vance
jp vance

What happened to the story?? 404 error page cannot be found? Cold feet NG?

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