U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Of Terrorism Victims Who Want To Seize Antiquities From Iran

“Can a collection of Persian antiquities held at a Chicago museum be used to pay damages to the American victims of a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem? That was the question argued at the US Supreme Court on 4 December, in a claim brought by Jenny Rubin and others against Iran. But the justices who questioned […]

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French President Promises To Return African Art Taken During Colonial Era

Said Emanuel Macron last week in a speech given in Burkina Faso, “Africa’s patrimony must be celebrated in Paris but also in Dakar, Lagos, and Cotonou. This will be one of my priorities. In the next five years, I want the conditions to be created for the temporary or permanent restitution of African patrimony to […]

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Hindu Extremists Now Want To Wipe The Taj Mahal From India’s History (To This We’ve Come)

“In past months, religious nationalists in the Hindu-majority country have stepped up a campaign to push the four-century-old Mughal monument to the margins of Indian history. One legislator recently kicked up a national storm when he labelled the tomb ‘a blot’. Resentment at the fact the country’s most recognisable monument was built by a Muslim […]

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