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The Rosetta Stone will stay in London, say trustees

The Rosetta Stone will stay in London, say trustees
trefwoorden: Eypte - Engeland - Steen van Rosetta
While the director of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities says, “The artefacts stolen from Egypt must come back”
The British Museum (BM) is resisting calls for the return of the Rosetta Stone. Zahi Hawass, director of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, made a request for the return of the stone on 15 July in a speech at the BM—along with demands for the bust of Nefertiti at Berlin’s Egyptian Museum, the statue of Hatshepsut at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
During a dinner which followed, he also made a more specific proposal, suggesting that the Rosetta Stone should be loaned to Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for three months.
Dr Hawass later told reporters that “if the British want to restore their reputation, they should volunteer to return the Rosetta Stone because it is the icon of our Egyptian identity”. He then added: “I don’t want to fight anyone now, but if the British Museum doesn’t act, we will have to employ a more aggressive approach. The artefacts stolen from Egypt must come back.”

Lees verder bij: The Art Newspaper (13 september 2003)