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Old 05-31-2017, 06:23 PM   #1
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US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII

Only posted here because the article mentions The Man.

From The Associated Press:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/9ae32a5...s-ancient.html

BERLIN — An ancient artifact lost in the chaos of World War II. An American scientist hunting for Nazi secret weapons. An archaeologist who dug into dusty archives to prove a hunch.

What sounds like the plot of an Indiana Jones movie is turning into a happy end for a German museum that feared it had lost a treasured stone tablet from ancient Egypt.

Research showed a Dutch-American scientist, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, had purchased the stele in 1945 from a private collector in Germany and bequeathed it to the Michigan museum, the foundation said.

Goudsmit was the scientific head of a secret U.S. army mission investigating Nazi Germany’s efforts to build a nuclear bomb, as well as an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist.

The Kelsey Museum agreed to return the stele, which will be displayed in Berlin from next month.

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Old 05-31-2017, 09:09 PM   #2
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Pretty deserved name-dropping too, in this case. Nice lede.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:45 PM   #3
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And they return it to Egypt when?

(Repatriation of cultural artifacts is a complex issue. I find it amusing here as the authors of the article appear completely blind to the issue, missing the inherent irony of the situation.)
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The Egyptian government allowed the stele to go to England sometime before 1910 when it was sold to the German museum.

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