AUC returns over 5000 artifacts to the Egyptian government in a wonderful gesture of good will

Check out the new article by Zahi Hawass on the repatriation of artifacts, which were donated by AUC to the Egyptian government a few months ago. AUC now serves as a role model for all institutions out there that own an ancient Egyptian collection, even if they were acquired legally by division of finds or purchased legally in early 20th century.  Although AUC’s collection was legally owned, President Ricciardone chose to return those artifacts to the government so they can be shown in museums for everyone to enjoy their beauty.