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Obelisk arrives back in Ethiopia

Finally, those theiving-ass Brits have returned Ethiopia property after profiting fromit for 70 years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4458105.stm

The first section of a 1,700-year old stone obelisk looted by Italy nearly 70 years ago has arrived back in Ethiopia.

The Axum obelisk is regarded as one of Ethiopia’s national religious treasures.

An Antonov plane landed on Tuesday with the middle part of the obelisk; the top and bottom should follow within a week.

Italian troops seized the obelisk in 1937 and took it to Rome, where it has remained ever since, despite a 1947 UN agreement to return it to Ethiopia.

The plane carrying the first part of the obelisk appeared over the horizon just before dawn. 


Posted by SPN on 04/21 at 03:38 PM in International

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