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Ethiopian Obelisk Finally To Be returned
Ethiopian obelisk finally to be returned
trefwoorden: EthopiŽ - obelisk - ItaliŽ - 1e eeuw - Rome
The Ethiopian government says it is happy with plans to return an obelisk that Italian troops took from Ethiopia 66-years ago.
Italian workers are in the process of dismantling the obelisk, estimated to be two-thousand years old, which now sits in Rome. Italian troops stole the landmark from the northern city of Axum in 1937, when dictator Benito Mussolini ordered an invasion of Ethiopia.
The obelisk's return has been the subject of a bitter feud between Ethiopia and Italy for at least 50 years. Agreements to return the obelisk were made, and not honored, several times.
Lees verder bij: VOA News (11 november 2003)