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All historical artifacts should be returned to the place of their origin.
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rndvs
Mar 22, 2011
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striker
Mar 22, 2011
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Wut kind of debating is that?

 
andreivey
Mar 24, 2011
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Yes finders shold keep the credibility but if any artifact is an important historical artifact then it should be in the hands that it would mean the most to.

 
ryank121
Mar 24, 2011
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I think they should but i think it would empty alot of museums especially the British Museum. lol

 
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winning
Mar 22, 2011
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Finders keepers losers weepers. Got it dbag?

youmadbro?

 
vancam
Mar 25, 2011
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If it places the integrity of the artifacts at risk then I think there is a good argument to keep them where they are.

 
skiingfool435
Mar 26, 2011
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Good point. And it would also raise the question of returning artifacts to areas of the world which might be more prone to unrest, risking the artifacts. Think to the common trend--it's said that many New Yorkers have never visited the Statue of Liberty, similarly, I would think that many local areas already understand their culture and history and so have less a reason to need the artifacts. It might be that areas far away would hold the artifacts in greater regard.

 
freshmint
Mar 26, 2011
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the artifact's place of origin could not necessarily take appropriate care of it and therefore it could be lost to future generations. That would also empty a lot of museums and create economic issues.

 
jetx
Mar 29, 2011
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It is not required that an artifact be returned because the origin is not the only place that the artifact has meaning to. The artifact could mean something to another place and that's why they have it. For example, should pieces of the Berlin Wall be returned to Germany? Not really, since these pieces meant something to the people who took it away. In fact, the taking of it symbolized something as well.

 


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