Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Friday, October 9, 2009
France to Return Tomb Fragments to Egypt
The French Ministry of Culture announced today that the Louvre would be handing over disputed fragments to Egypt (press release October 9, 2009). A scientific commission of 35 experts gave a unanimous decision that the pieces should be returned. The Minister, Frédéric Mitterrand, has followed the commission's advice.