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Zahi Hawass Calls for International Conference to Retrieve Egyptian Items from British Museum


Tue 29 Aug 2023 | 10:11 AM
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Zahi Hawass, a prominent figure in the field of Egyptian archaeology, has voiced his strong disapproval of the British Museum's handling of Egyptian items, deeming it a crime against the global community.

He asserts that the theft of these antiquities represents a major catastrophe and calls for a popular demand that the British Museum no longer be considered a suitable venue for the display of Egyptian artifacts.

Hawass has emphasized that the presence of the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum is a grave mistake, as this stone is an iconic symbol of Egyptian heritage.

He firmly believes that the Rosetta Stone's rightful place is within the grand Egyptian Museum in Egypt itself.

Moreover, the Egyptian archaeologist points out that Egypt is the rightful owner of its own antiquities, even if they are found in museums in the United States, Europe, or any other part of the world.

He stresses the importance of safeguarding these items from theft and improper restoration.