Story here. After winning a battle with the Louvre over frescoes taken from the Valley of the Kings, and setting a precedent, in his opinion, Zawi Hawass has asked the British Museum to loan the Rosetta Stone to Egypt until after the opening of Egypt’s Grand Museum in 2013. Said Hawass, “Its original place should be in Egypt. We can give the British Museum an artefact in its place.” A spokesperson for the British Museum said they would consider the proposition.
October 10, 2009