Egypt to sue Christie’s over Tutankhamun bust

Egypt to sue Christie’s over Tutankhamun bust

Egypt has asked Interpol to help track down a 3,000-year-old sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun after Christie’s auctioned it off last week despite Cairo’s objections. Christie’s sold the brown quartzite head depicting King Tut for more than $5.9 million. Egypt’s National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation said it hired a British law firm to file a lawsuit against Christie’s.

Evil Smoo
Evil Smoo 6 months

Does a country own everything created inside a country? Can they require it back? At what point can they do this? We're all fucked if China does this with the cheap plastic stuff they make.

npc8472 6 months

this kind of garbage mentality of historical location means ownership is going to ruin the world. imagine if everyone had to give back everything ever taken from another group of people. the entire planet would fall into chaos and literally hundreds of millions of people would be forcibly uprooted from where their families have been for generations....

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 6 months

I imagine they could have bid on the piece or purchase it from the current owner.

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 6 months

After what happened to their museum during the last uprising I think artifacts are safer in private hands.

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