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(Guardian)   The previous ruler traded our antiquities to have railroads built. Give them back, or we don't let your scientists in. Also, we keep the railroads   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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7398 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Jan 2013 at 1:44 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-23 12:08:40 AM  
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msupf: Fark Turkey and their people.

I have never, in any of my travels or dealings with people, come across such chauvenism as exists there. You may want to point out "USA USA", but it is nothing compared to the way they act.You want laughable revisionist history, I highly suggest these people for #1 in that.

That's no one's business but the Turks
2013-01-22 04:53:16 PM  
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Maybe after they give this back to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch.
2013-01-22 03:39:59 PM  
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That's nobody's business but the Turks.
2013-01-22 03:05:35 PM  
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Turkey has been accused of cultural chauvinism and attempting to blackmail some of the world's most important museums in the wake of its demands for the return of thousands of archaeological treasures.

What 'some of the world's most important museums' might look like:

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2013-01-22 02:31:38 PM  
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Maybe the Europeans need to start talking more about the Armenian genocide?
2013-01-22 01:50:32 PM  
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Seriously, what's your beef, Turkey? Playing chicken with the scientific community just sounds fishy, to me.
2013-01-22 12:43:24 PM  
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People really need to get over this whole "they stole our treasures", attitude. That's not what happened, and what's more if you consider how the ancient world looked, the inhabitants of Turkey today share nothing with the creators of some of the stuff they're demanding back. If you go back it's been "Turkish" only since the Seljuks and later Ottomans conquered it from the Byzantines, who were mainly Greek, but they were the Eastern half of the Roman empire, and the Romans conquered it from states that were slightly Hellenic because they were the remnants of Alexander's Macedonian empire, who conquered it from the Persians, who swept across lands that were formerly Hittite.

I've probably missed something and someone out there, but if the Turks came from central Asia and spread west either before or with the Mongol horde then they have as much claim to some of 'their' artifacts as I do.

Same goes for Egypt. You're Arab now, you weren't in the days of the 1st dynasty. Just because you own the land now doesn't give you ownership over the history.
2013-01-22 12:16:36 PM  
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Gotta love a country going to cultural war to reclaim artifacts yet is totally willing to flood the excavation sites to create dams. Classy Turkey, but I never expected much from you anyways.

China much?
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