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August 1, 2008

The most important of Egypt’s artefacts

Posted at 1:02 pm in British Museum, Similar cases

A new book looks at the story of the Rosetta Stone as being the most important artefact from Egypt, as it was this which helped the modern world to begin the process of understanding much of the background behind ancient Egypt. If a piece is this important though, setting aside issues of ownership & acquisition, should it not be located in the context of the other stories that it helped to unlock? Its impact and significance could be understood far better for those visiting Egypt than those visiting London.


The artifact that explained the other Egyptian artifacts
By MARY FOSTER | Associated Press Writer
5:05 PM EDT, July 31, 2008

“Discovery at Rosetta” (W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. 288 pages. $22.95), by Jonathan Downs: It’s the most important Egyptian artifact ever discovered — the key to the tale of the astonishing ancient civilization and its many accomplishments.

Egypt has always intrigued. The civilization with its pyramids, monuments, burial practices, pharaohs and deities was a mystery for generations. People wondered at the marvels left behind, but could only guess at the meanings they held.
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April 6, 2003

Exhibition in New York about the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 8:06 am in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

The Onassis Cultural Center in Manhattan is displaying an exhibition about the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.


Greece makes its case for Elgin Marbles at New York exhibit
Associated Press Writer
April 6, 2003, 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK — The halves of a carving depicting an ancient Greek chariot race interlock on the gallery wall like parts of a jigsaw puzzle.

“Both pieces, currently divided between Athens and London, should be rejoined at the New Acropolis Museum,” says the caption.
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