Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities chief, is hunting for treasures from some of the richest known troves—the world's prominent museums.
In an increasingly public campaign, Dr. Hawass is lobbying international museums to return some of Egypt's most important archaeological artifacts. These include the Rosetta Stone, displayed for more than 200 years in the British Museum, and the Zodiac of Dendera, housed in the Louvre in Paris.
"I'm going to fight. I'm going to go and tell the world that these countries have no right to these antiquities," Dr Hawass said in an interview.
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