Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Trebenishte krater: where should it be displayed?
The Trebenishte krater has been returned to the National Museum in Belgrade, Serbia after conservation in Italy (Milena Marjanovic, "Prince’s treasure 2,500 years old", Blic May 10, 2011). The krater was discovered in what is now the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), close to the frontier with Albania (see earlier comments).
So why not return this stunning piece of archaic craft to FYROM? Why display it some 400 km away from where it was found?