Theft of Historical Artefacts REPATRIATION OF STOLEN RELICS from around the world

Should all antiquities be repatriated back to their country of origin?

Morally, it is definitely the right thing to do. There are a lot of ‘yes’ points to this question, for instance, the stolen artifacts are a part of the area’s history. The artefacts also served as great memory of their country’s past. Overall, Archeological artifacts plays an important role in our culture it defines our diversity and we should do everything to make them safe. These points tells us why all these antiquities should be repatriated back to their country of origin. However, there are also a lot of things that we have to consider with keeping the artefacts in the country of origin. I disagree that the artefacts should be returned home to conditions they wouldn’t possibly be able to survive in. Nobody has absorbed the point that by spreading artefacts around the world we are reducing the understanding of civilizations our future generation will have. Less people in the new generation would have a less understanding with their own culture and its past. Another thing that we have to consider is the artefacts’ country of origin’s state and environment. For example if we sent home wooden artefacts to their original context they would soon decay in the humid conditions.

Isn’t it better for an object to be acquired by a museum with curators, conservators, air conditioning, security, and an engaged public than to languish in much less favorable conditions in the country of origin?

I disagree that the artifacts should be returned home to conditions they wouldn’t possibly be able to survive in. For example if we sent home wooden african figures to their original context they would soon decay in the humid conditions. The protection of these artifacts is also questionable in countries in financial difficulty. The temptation could be too much. Also nobody has absorbed the point that by spreading artifacts around the world,in relation to their origins,we are reducing the understanding of civilizations our future generation will have. If the artifacts were to return to their homes they wouldn’t be able to survive in the state that they will live in. I think that we shouldn’t bring back.

Morally, it is definitely the right thing to do. There are a lot of ‘yes’ points to this question, for instance, the stolen artifacts are a part of the area’s history. The artefacts also served as great memory of their country’s past. Overall, Archeological artifacts plays an important role in our culture it defines our diversity and we should do everything to make them safe. These points tells us why all these antiquities should be repatriated back to their country of origin. However, there are also a lot of things that we have to consider with keeping the artefacts in the country of origin. I disagree that the artefacts should be returned home to conditions they wouldn’t possibly be able to survive in. Nobody has absorbed the point that by spreading artefacts around the world we are reducing the understanding of civilizations our future generation will have. Less people in the new generation would have a less understanding with their own culture and its past. Another thing that we have to consider is the artefacts’ country of origin’s state and environment. For example if we sent home wooden artefacts to their original context they would soon decay in the humid conditions.

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