British Universities Film & Video Council

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Egypt - Romancing the Stone

Synopsis
The video examines whether looted historical artefacts should be returned to their country of origin. Egypt is campaigning to get back its plundered antiques, particularly the Rosetta Stone. "The Rosetta Stone is the symbol of the Old Egyptian civilisation. How can this symbol be outside Egypt?" states guide Ayman Hamdan. But if Egypt does get back the Rosetta Stone, where will this leave the rest of the British Museum’s priceless collection? The museum is worried it would set a dangerous precedent to return the icons of other nations. 14 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Archaeology
Keywords
Egypt; museums; Rosetta Stone; archaeological finds; historical artefacts

Online availability

URI
http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=19234#19216
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Distributor

Name

Journeyman Pictures

Email
info@journeyman.tv
Web
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Phone
020 8941 9994
Fax
020 8941 9899
Address
75A Walton Road
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 0DP

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