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US-Museum Gives Back A Stela Fragment...To The Berlin Museum

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: US-Museum Gives Back A Stela Fragment...To The Berlin Museum Reply with quote

" How A Missing Egyptian Relief Returns To Berlin After 72 Years " (Friends of Saqqara, 05.05.2017)

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Last week the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has returned a rare limestone relief to the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin, from which it was missing since the Second World War. According to Leiden Egyptologist Nico Staring the Dutch-American physicist and nazi hunter Samuel Goudsmit must have silently brought it to the USA from the German capital in 1945. ...

... The Egyptian Museum, located in the heart of Berlin, was heavily damaged by allied bombings in 1944 and in February 1945. Staring, researching for his doctoral thesis on the tomb of mayor Ptahmose of Memphis (13th century BC), found a sketch of the small relief in Berlin. The piece itself was reported missing. And then he looked at photos of a very similar object in the Goudsmit Collection of the museum in Ann Arbor.

Glass negative

A surviving glass negative of a photo made in the Berlin museum in 1920 proved decisive. ‘It was the same object.’ Form, depiction and damage correspond exactly to that on the pre-war photo and sketches from Berlin. The Berlin museum bought the piece, according to its own records, in 1910 from the widow of a well-known British Egyptologist. The provenance of the stela is probably the tomb of Ptahmose at Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, but this is not entirely certain. ...

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