Friday, May 29, 2009

Eton College Returns Suspect Antiquities to Egypt

Originally published May 27, 2009 | The Art Newspaper | by Martin Bailey

Without surviving documentary evidence to prove legal export from Egypt of Eton College's Web-Davey donation of Egyptian antiquities, the college handed over the 450+ items to Egypt rather than risk scandal and immorality, which had been commonplace in the early days of Egyptology and archaeology.

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