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rdnelson4
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Perhaps a different take than most, I believe artifacts shouldn’t belong to anyone. I think their storage/display to the world is the responsibility of the country/agency who is best equipped to preserve and show the artifacts to the rest of the world. Many beautiful and historically important artifacts and buildings have been lost to war and invasion. Perhaps the Statue of Athena that was once within the Parthenon would still be around today if it had been kept in a safer place. Though time will always wear down, places like museums that specialize in the preservation and restoration of beloved artifacts can keep them unchanged so they might teach and inspire generations to come.