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Article on Treasures of Croesus

From: Robert B. Faltermeier <robert<-a>
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Treasures of Croesus Corroded
By Melik Evren
Published: Thursday 26, 2005
Zaman Online
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An excerpt:

    The "Treasures of Croesus", which were smuggled from Turkey and
    brought back as a result of a long period struggle and exhibited
    in Usak Archeology Museum, have been corroded as a result of
    neglect. ...

    Turkey found these pieces in 1985. That 55 of the smuggled
    pieces were exhibited in the US Metropolitan Museum in 1985 was
    a hint as to where exactly they were hidden.

    Turkey opened an international suit against the museum 13 days
    before the statute of limitations ran out to regain the pieces
    hidden in the storage of the same museum in 1987. Realizing that
    the museum would most likely lose the suit, the museum returned
    the "Treasures of Croesus" to Turkey.

    The condition of the pieces exhibited in Usak Archeological
    Museum is [not] at all good. Security is insufficient and many
    of the pieces have been corroded due because they have been
    stacked one on top of the other in the museum where no camera
    has been provided. ...

Dr. Robert B. Faltermeier
Faltermeier Conservation - Restoration
8B Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089116
+65 9647 0282
Fax: +65 6323 7642

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:56
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Received on Sunday, 29 May, 2005

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