Question of the week: statute of limitations on antiquity theft?

In this week’s Antique Trader, we ran a couple of articles on antiquities being returned to their countries of origin. In one case, the antiquities were removed from Italy for two decades and sent to the States.

In the other case, antiquities were returned to Cambodia from Thailand.

These articles (and others that we’ve been reading in the news) lead us to ask you Antique Trader readers:

Why do you think there should or should not be a statute of limitations on the theft of antiquities?

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Or log in to the Antique Trader message boards and post a reply to the question of the week HERE.

— Posted by Karen Knapstein


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