UNESCO chief concerned by auction of ancient artifacts

06 May 2010 11:32 PM | Anonymous

UNESCO chief concerned by auction of ancient artifacts
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 05/06/2010 2:10 PM | National

Director general of UNESCO Irina Bokova has expressed concern about negotiations to sell a large number of artifacts salvaged from the wreck of a 10th century ship lying off the coast of Java, saying Indonesia may lose a valuable heritage.

UNESCO, therefore, is encouraging the Indonesian government to make every effort to ensure that a thorough scientific examination of the site is carried out and the artifacts are exhibited in museums.


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