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British Museum denies Egypt Rosetta Stone

British Museum denies Egypt Rosetta Stone
trefwoorden: Londen - Egypte - Steen van Rosetta
The British Museum has refused to loan the 2,200-year-old Rosetta Stone to Cairo.
It was originally found in Egypt and unlocked the mystery of hieroglyphics.
But British curators say they can't let a piece central to their collection go.
British Museum officials said: "The trustees do not consent to the loan of what might be called "iconic" objects.
"To loan such pieces would result in our disappointing the five million or so visitors who come to the museum every year.

Lees verder bij: Ananova (29 juli 2003)