Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone Should looted historical artefacts be returned to their country of origin? Egypt is campaigning to get back its plundered antiques and number one on its list is the Rosetta Stone.

"The Rosetta Stone is the symbol of the Old Egyptian civilisation. How can this symbol be outside Egypt?" states guide Ayman Hamdan. But if Egypt does get back the Rosetta Stone, where will this leave the rest of the British Museum's priceless collection? The museum is worried it would set a dangerous precedent to return the icons of other nations.

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