A Dutch court has ordered that priceless Crimean art treasures on loan to an Amsterdam museum be returned to Kyiv. The artifacts were in political limbo after Crimean institutions lent them out, just before Russia annexed the region.
Precious archaeological treasures loaned to an Amsterdam museum are at the center of a legal dispute between Ukraine and Russia. Judges ruled they should be returned to Ukraine - but stay hidden for the next few months.
Invaluable cultural artifacts from the Crimea are stuck in Amsterdam. Both Ukraine and museums on the peninsula annexed by Russia claim to own them. A Dutch court now has to decide in the diplomatic row.
Heinrich Schliemann established archeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multi-millionaire, who died 125 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.
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