Sunday, June 28, 2009

Whose past

Apart from Greece, and Italy, Egypt, China, Peru and other countries slow the world museums, auction houses and governments around the ownership of national treasures. In the book, "Who has antikvitete" James Kuno, Director, Art Institute of Chicago, also defends the thesis that exhibits evidence of the ancient world, and not a particular modern nation.

"They include antikvitete, Antiques and do not know borders."

Najslavnija "controversial works are:

Statue of Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, occurred before 3400 years. Exposed in the Berlin Museum "Altes. All German governments are odbacivale request to return to Egypt, "Nefertiti," statue, which is take in 1913. Statue became famous in the world thanks to the museum in Berlin, but a Swiss art historian says the work is exposed in the "Altes only copy made in 1912. Germans claim to be sent to the risk of "Nefertiti" by the way, while to say that they have adopted this exhibit as part of its national treasures

Stone, "rose", was the key to decoding Egyptian hieroglyphics. Stone with the inscription, which weighs 725 kilograms of dates of the 196th BC, were discovered by French soldiers in 1799. near the port city of rose (Rašid). Two years later, the representative of the English forces. In the British Museum since 1802.

Statue of Egypt faraonke Baghdad is located in the New York museum, "Metropolitan." Assumed to be created between 1503. and 1482nd BC. One of the two identical statue, which have been made to match one another. The second is located in Cairo, but Egypt claimed the right to both.

Two bronze statue representing the rabbit and rat, were part of a fountain with all 12 signs of Chinese horoscope, auction house Christie "was sold in March of this year to 31 million euros and a strong opposition of China. China opposed the sale because the bronze opljačkana when the troops set anglofrancuske Pekingese imperial Summer Palace during the 1860 war Opijumskog. Chinese buyer was still said not to pay for the statue to appear at the auction just because of patriotism.

From the Iraqi national museum thieves are stolen during the fall of Baghdad umetnine 14,000. Approximately 8500 items are restore from Egypt, Syria and Jordan, while other valuables for more searching. It is estimated that about 180,000 items missing from the Iraqi archaeological sites.

Relief "dendera, formerly part of the temple ceiling in Denderi that display zodiac, it is a showpiece in the Luvru. Assumed to be the result of 50 years before the new era and that is the basis of horoscope.

British National Museum was started several years ago to review the origin of seven million items. National Gallery has admitted that the picture, whose origin is not safe and probably are due illegally from France or Germany, and works Karavađa, Dega, Delakroa, Mone, picasso, Rubens and Tjepola.

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