Turkey asks for artifacts back from U.S. museums
Published on April 11th, 2012 | by Admin2
The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection are among the institutions that the Turkish government has contacted, officials say.
Turkey believes the antiquities were illegally excavated and smuggled out of the country after the passage of a 1906 law that gave the state ownership of antiquities in the ground.
Story: Jason Felch, LA Times | Photo: Wikimedia Commons