. Archaeologists Are Uniting to Demand the British Museum Return the Rosetta Stone to Egypt « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – Launched in September, the campaign urges Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to submit an official request for the return of the stone and 16 other artifacts removed from the country by illegal or unethical means. The document has already amassed more than 2,500 signatures. “Previously it was the government alone asking for Egyptian artifacts,” Monica Hanna, an archaeologist who co-founded the restitution campaign, told CBS News this week. “But today this is the people demanding their own culture back,” Hanna predicted that the stone and other objects are “definitely” going to be repatriated, “it is just a matter of when.”

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