may not return to the Crimean museums
The court in Amsterdam began to examine the case of the gold of the Scythians from the Crimean museums. From February to August of last year, about 2,000 items exhibited in the University of the Dutch capital. And when it was time to return the treasures rights said both Russia and Ukraine.
The first meeting in the court of Amsterdam, the parties have not reconciled. According to the laws of the Kingdom, the defendant archaeological Allard Pierson Museum - must submit a formal response to the lawsuit. The position of the gallery has not changed: while the old and the new authorities do not agree, the collection will not go anywhere.
"The official position of Ukraine - exhibits may not be returned to the occupied territory, which temporarily is not under Ukrainian control, they should pass directly to the government of Ukraine. Meeting in the court on January 21, had a procedural nature. The Amsterdam court must decide the question of accession of the state of Ukraine as a party to the proceedings," says the Ukrainian government.
The suit in the court of the Netherlands 4 Crimean Museum, which owns the gold of the Scythians, filed in November. De facto, argues the Peninsula is not Amsterdam and Kiev. In the Ukrainian capital, as always over the past 25 years, felt that the rights of the Crimean Crimea has not. And to dispose of historic heritage should, where, in the opinion of many historians, lived like the Scythians, and their neighbors, the Sarmatians. Before you can conquer the ancient civilization.
European tour exhibition "Crimea: the gold and the secrets of the Black sea" went almost a year ago. Jewelry, gems, weapons, armor and gravestones - a total of more than five hundred exhibits were taken from five of the then Ukrainian museums. Unique heritage of Chersonesos many years were asked to put themselves in the galleries of Europe and the United States. Now his collection received back only a Museum of historical treasures of Kiev. However, many critics claim that the Treasury Chersonese - world property, and to destroy the collection means to harm the world.
Such practices, at least for the last time in the world was not. But if you decide on the law, without political overtones, according to lawyers, the verdict is clear. The fate of the gold depends on agreement about visiting the exhibition. And the contract was signed museums. Wherever they were. Ukraine dispute in General not true: this is a business dispute between museums.
Which will return the gold of the Scythians, decides not even Dutch court. The loser in the end, the party is likely to appeal. If the Crimean heritage to their historical homeland still will not return, the new collections in Europe no longer see. Proposals for the Museum cooperation of the government of Crimea promised not to even consider.