Turkey wants Bowling Green State University's ancient Roman mosaics returned

06 Mar 2012 1:42 PM | Anonymous

Turkey wants Bowling Green State University's ancient Roman mosaics returned

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 6:00 AM     Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 12:07 PM
Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
L1020301.JPGView full sizeThe ancient Roman mosaics at BGSU have been installed below glass in a lobby at the new Wolfe Arts Center.

Turkey said it expects Bowling Green State University to return a dozen ancient Roman mosaics believed to have been looted in the 1960s from a site along the Euphrates River.

The university bought the mosaics, which depict birds, theater masks and other subjects, for $35,000 in 1965 from a New York dealer.

When research in January showed that the mosaics were probably looted, the university went public quickly.

http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2012/03/turkey_wants_bgsus_ancient_rom.html

 

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