Saturday, October 10, 2009

Stolen Egyptian Relics Going Back To Egypt

On October 9th, 2009, France decided to give back five Egyptian relics to Egypt. These relics had come from the Valley of the Kings. The Louvre bought these relics in 2000, and 2003. Egypt demanded that these artifacts be rightfully returned because they had been stolen out of the tombs from the Valley of the Kings, and Egypt decided to severe all ties with the museum in order to protest. France claims that the Louvre had acted in good faith by buying the relics, but the Louvre decided that the relics had been stolen in 1980 and should be given back to Egypt. Speculations about these relics from the Louvre was because of archaeologists recent discovery of a tomb with missing wall fragments. Now with the artifacts on their way home, maybe Egypt can again befriend the Louvre museum in Paris, France.

Zach D.

Period 5


speiffer said...

Wow, that's really good news. I can't believe France would steal Egyptian relics. I'm glad these artifacts are going back to Egypt where they belong.

ChaseO said...

this is a very neato blog! I think it is very good that France realized that sharing is caring and they should give relics back to Egypt. I personally don't think it is anyone's right to take artifacts from someone else's country so it is so nice of France to be the first to be polite.

--Chase O. Period 3