Moral Dilemmas – what would you do?

Thousands of objects recovered at archaeological sites all over the world are held in museum and private collections in countries far away from their original place of deposition. Should they be returned home at the request of the government of their country of origin? Just one of the moral dilemmas we consider!

This activity is suitable for Year 7s and Year 8s and the dilemmas can be tailored to suit. Within the context of ancient Egypt and using a replica object the challenges associated with the repatriation of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum back to the newly constructed Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo are considered. Yes – No – Why? The session can be as brief as 10 minutes or as long as 20 minutes depending on individual requirements.

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