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Golden fleeces

For centuries the West has plundered the treasures of the ancient world; now some nations are fighting back

By Michael Kammen
November 9, 2008

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LOOT:The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World By Sharon Waxman Times, 414 pp., illustrated, $30 Have you ever wondered why the Rosetta stone (so crucial to our understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics), discovered by Napoleon's army in 1799, is situated in the British Museum? Or why a Babylonian stele called the Code of Hammurabi, the earliest known legal ... (Full article: 994 words)

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