Zahi Hawass, Egypt's top man in charge of antiquities, has asked the St. Louis Art Museum to return a 3,200 year-old mummy mask the museum purchased in 1998
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Curators, countries debate who owns the past
Curators, countries debate who owns the past
Curators, countries debate who owns the past

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's top man in charge of antiquities, has asked the St. Louis Art Museum to return a 3,200 year-old mummy mask the museum purchased in 1998, which it believed was brought out of Egypt in 1952. Hawass insists that it was looted from storage near the archaeological site in the early 1990s.

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's top man in charge of antiquities, has asked the St. Louis Art Museum to return a 3,200 year-old mummy mask the museum purchased in 1998, which it believed was brought out of Egypt in 1952. Hawass insists that it was looted from storage near the archaeological site in the early 1990s.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is reluctantly returning to Italy the so-called Euphronios krater, a Greek vessel it purchased in 1972. The vase, one of the most beautiful of its type, had been only recently dug up and spirited out of the country when acquired, a history the museum has long denied.

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