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Mummy goes home - Should all Egyptian treasures be returned?
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Should Egyptian treasures be returned?
No
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Yes
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Nefertiti
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I Would.....And Did.....So There! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it was quite a matter of the modern Egyptians only thinking about the bucks.

There are a couple of factors that contributed I think. For many decades the big decisions about who could dig where, and what could leave the country was not even made by Egyptians. I think there were a succession of English and French egyptologists who were appointed as Director (not sure about the precise title). Guess where the antiquities were going.....

I think it was more a matter of Colonialism.

Then again the tomb robbers didn't help either. I believe there were some notorious families at work (Rassull brothers). Sometimes the illegal antiquities market was suddenly flooded by new items, and that woould be the first sign that some new tomb had been discovered.

I believe it was the Rassull brothers who discovered the Royal cache of mummies, and they were not caught before they had a chance to sell off Ramses I.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly
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