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Scythian Gold Caught in Ukraine Dispute

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Two weeks ago I attended the exhibition "Crimea, Gold and Secrets of The Black Sea" in Amsterdam, now Russia and Ukraine dispute who is the rightful owner of the artifacts and they should return to. Marvellous. A lot of Scythian gold items, and Greek, Roman, Goth and Byzantine.

 

NBC news reports : A Dutch museum is facing a difficult decision regarding the return of valuable Crimean jewels and gold artifacts after a current exhibition ends. It seems Mother Russia is trying to snatch the artifacts early, before Ukrainian, or even Crimean, authorities can get their hands on them.

 

Wall Street Journal reports : Now officials here fear they will never see their precious Scythian gold on the premises again. The trove has become subsumed in a cross-national dispute that has come to reflect the nature of the Black Sea peninsula's complex and contested history.

 

The Art Newspaper reports: “A difficult problem arises. On the one hand, legally, everything is against the Crimean museum. On the other hand, these objects belong to the museum. We will work out an agreement on how the museum will get them back,†Piotrovsky said.
Mikhail Piotrovsky is the director of the Hermitage Museum, which has a branch in Amsterdam. This is not the same museum as where the exhibition is.

 

The exhibit was to end in May, but is postponed until August.

 

I think the items should return to the musea they came from, but legally they are on loan by the Ukraine Government. 

 

Auris Arrectibus

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(said sarcastically)... just melt it down and then chuck it in the ocean and watch people scramble for it.  A new 'reality' game.

Putin also got possession over the Crimean "combat dolphins", trained to find bombs and other stuff. I think your proposal is to easy for them. In a few minutes these smiling "flippers" will hand anything, just for the game of it.

"Vae victis", says Putin.

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But I think the dolphins would 'speak' Ukrainian and not Russia................   


Putin reminds me of a Bantam rooster.


 


Seriously though,  the artefacts are truly beautiful.


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Update: The artifacts are still in the Dutch Museum (only 19 pieces are returned to Kiev) in Amsterdam.


 


Artnet: "On November 19, four Crimean museums filed a complaint before an Amsterdam court demanding that the Allard Pierson return their collection."


 


Archeology NewsNetwork: "Four Crimean museums have filed a class action lawsuit in an Amsterdam court seeking the return of a collection of golden Scythian items from Netherlands to Crimea."


 


Ukrainian London: Lecture about Who should keep the Crimean treasures: "The conflict in Ukraine is not something that is happening at the outskirts of Europe. It is the conflict within Europe. Recently Europeans too became victims of Russian aggression – meaning those who died in the MH17 catastrophe. The lecturer himself lost 2 students and 2 university colleagues on that tragic flight.

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With the Russian economy quickly circling around the drain maybe they'll take a check instead?

 

Don't think so. Putin is always focussed on the illustrious past of Russia.

He managed to manupilate the public opinion about the economic situation at home as well: Making the peolple think in Europe the situation is even worse.

 

But soon he will realise that a hunrgy crowd is a dangerous crowd. Hope that's before riots starts.

 

Auris

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