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541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin

541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin

Update: 2023-05-0413
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How did a freshly looted Egyptian antiquity end up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Why did it take Kim Kardashian to crack the case? And how much of what you see in any museum is stolen? (Part 1 of “Stealing Art Is Easy. Giving It Back Is Hard.”)

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John Caulfield

Fascinating episode as ever. It made me think, which is always a good thing, Maybe col Bogdanos should take 5 minutes to do the same thing though. Whenever anybody talking about an obviously complex subject says it's simple my hackles rise. If defining something as stolen and returning it really is as simple as he suggests then any American with non native American heritage, such as the colonel, had better find somewhere else to live. So no, defining theft and ownership of ancient artifacts isn't simple and he does the subject matter a disservice by insisting it is.

May 17th
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541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin

541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin

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