Wednesday, July 20, 2005

More on UNESCO involvement in returning artefacts
Nothing much new in this article, which blends the UNESCO intervention and the Hawass threat to the Fitzwilliam and Leuven stories, except for a bit at the very end which states that "Hawass has also called on UNESCO to send invitations to all the countries who have unique artifacts they want back to come to a conference in November. 'Then we can discuss together how to retrieve what we lost,' said Hawass. Dr. Moain Sadeq, director- general of the Department of Antiquities in Gaza and a participant in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in 1994 on archeological issues, told the Post he believed the conference could help return Palestinian archeological artifacts".

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