Thursday, 23 June 2011

Jewish group cedes artifacts to Leipzig after heir protests

The Jewish Claims Conference has agreed to cede ownership of a collection of Ehyptian antiquities to the Leipzig museum that has housed them for 80 years, ending a dispute with the grandson of Georg Steindorff, the Nazi-era owner.

After winning a 16-year legal battle against Leipzig University to secure the 163 artifacts, the Claims Conference has said that the collection will remain where it is. A Berlin court ruled on May 26 that the sale was made under duress and thus invalid. It ordered the collection to be transferred to the Claims Conference -- against the wishes of th

Read more at Bloomberg.

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