Friday, 11 May 2012
Finding the helmet Prince Achilles wore at Troy was extraordinary. Antonia and I couldn't believe our eyes when we first saw it. Trafficking such treasures is a scandal. But it is nothing compared with the treasures taken in the past out of Greece and Turkey, Asia Minor and Egypt. Like the Pergamum altar and the Miletus Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin for example. Then there is the British Museum and the Louvre... Did we steal them or preserve them?