ancient Egyptian artifacts soon on Ebay?

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    Indications are that the mob in Egypt broke into the museum and (for some reason) desecrated mummies by hacking off their heads. It's a sad day for Egypt but a windfall for relic hunters?
     
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    Well, that's morbid.
     
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    it wont be on ebay
     
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    Go into any museum in the WEST.

    See all the pretty artifacts?

    They're mostly stolen.

    Now when a person (SAY A PERSON WHO ACTUALLY LIVES NEAR THE SOURCE OF THESE ARTIFACTS and is digging them up to feed their families) find and then sells artifacts? That's theft.

    But when a museum or nation digs them up or buys them on the black market, that's good scholarship.

    Handy distinction for our Western scholars, isn't it?
     

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