Turkey wants its sphinx back, minister says

24 Feb 2011 8:05 PM | Anonymous

Turkey wants its sphinx back, minister says
Published: 24 Feb 11 11:10 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20110224-33323.html

 Turkey’s culture minister gave Germany an ultimatum on Thursday – return a valuable sphinx displayed at Berlin’s Pergamon Museum or lose the right to continue digging at the archaeological site where it was found.

“If there is no commitment by the beginning of the digging season then I am determined to annul the dig licence for Hattusa,” he said.

The request is the latest escalation in ongoing negotiations over the sphinx, which was found at the site near the modern city of Boğazkale in central Anatolia.

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