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Thread: Do You Consider the Collecting of Antiquities To Be An Unethical Pursuit?

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    Do You Consider the Collecting of Antiquities To Be An Unethical Pursuit?

    An Antiquity is defined as something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times.

    like for instance a Celtic bracelet or a hunk of mammoth ivory or even a piece of the True Cross or the Spear of Destiny.

    Anyway, is the collection of and trade in these artifacts, genuine of otherwise, an ethical or an unethical pursuit, in your opinion?

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    Seems like a good idea to me. Otherwise, precious items might be lost to decay. We might as well take these items that mankind holds important and keep them safe for study.

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    They belong to a museum!



    I would probably attack you verbally and physically if you tried to take anything from the ancient Hellas era.
    My answer is YES, IT IS unethical. :thumbsdow :thumbsdow
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    In that case I won't be taking anything from the Hellas, at least not while you're around.


    As far as them belonging to a museum, the fact is that they are not in a museum and never were. Much of what does find it's way into museum collections has been contributed one way or another by private collectors, who have rescued the objects from inadvertent or likely destruction at the hands of those who do not value them.

    I am therefore of the opinion that private collectors have their place, which exists between the time objects find their way onto the open market and the time they are donated to a museum.
    As an example, even the famous Elgin Marbles otherwise known as the Parthenon Sculptures which reside in the British Museum in London and which Greece now, perhaps rightly, wants the return of would likely have been destroyed if Elgin had not taken them when he did.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/parthenon/...265897,00.html

    Anyway thank you for your opinion, it is by discussion from apposing sides that we each gain a deeper understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaktas
    They belong to a museum!
    Museums are private collections. Every piece of art that hangs in a museum is owned, covetously, by millionaire and billionaire philanthopists, who have raked the earth in search of precious artifacts to put on display. The difference between them and The Horned God, is that they charge you an entry fee to look at their stuff!

    I would probably attack you verbally and physically if you tried to take anything from the ancient Hellas era.
    Quit overreacting. Nobody want's any of your Greek crap anyways.

    My answer is YES, IT IS unethical. :thumbsdow :thumbsdow
    Give us a lesson on ethics, will ya? eyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreen
    Quit overreacting. Nobody want's any of your Greek crap anyways.
    Barbarians... What do they know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreen
    Give us a lesson on ethics, will ya? eyes:
    Ma pleasure, Boss
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horned God
    As an example, even the famous Elgin Marbles otherwise known as the Parthenon Sculptures which reside in the British Museum in London and which Greece now, perhaps rightly, wants the return of would likely have been destroyed if Elgin had not taken them when he did.
    Look, you may be right about "what would happen to them if..." but their position is certainly not in the "British-Museum-Of-Stolen-Antiquities-Because-We-do-not-Have-Something-English-to-Show".
    If private collectors treat antiquities with respect (like you, I hope) then I am not opposed. I was speaking generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaktas
    Look, you may be right about "what would happen to them if..." but their position is certainly not in the "British-Museum-Of-Stolen-Antiquities-Because-We-do-not-Have-Something-English-to-Show".
    If private collectors treat antiquities with respect (like you, I hope) then I am not opposed. I was speaking generally.
    What? This is the complete opposite of what you just said!
    So now they don't belong in museums, but in the hands of private collectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreen
    What? This is the complete opposite of what you just said!
    So now they don't belong in museums, but in the hands of private collectors?
    Look, boss, quit attackin' me, ok?
    I do not speak English well as you know. So, I do not know the word for "the one who uses antiquities for profit". I thought the Horned God (isn't that a Slaine comic or wot? ) was doing something like that. I understood I did not express myself right so I posted the above message. Am I clear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaktas
    [B].. the Horned God (isn't that a Slaine comic or wot? )
    Keep the like of that up and I'll be the one physically attacking you!!

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