What’s old is new again. Turkey (and all its prior iterations) has been at the forefront of Western history since Byzantium was founded in the 4th century. Its treasures have been seized from other lands and its treasures have been seized from it. Now, as this his NYT article makes clear, the Turks are in seizure mode. They have commenced legal efforts to “take back” treasures of antiquity from their current Western occupiers, e.g. the Met, the Louvre and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Can insurance claims be far behind?
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