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Warehouse protects thousands and thousands of looted Indian antiquities

Collection curator says her job is both a dream and a nightmare

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  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    It is great they are being properly protected and cared for.

    However, is it really worth the cost to the taxpayers to do this, instead of letting the local people who (probably illegally) dug them up in their own area keep them to honor those who lived on their land in the past?

    Or, can only government run museums do that, by keeping these artifacts buried away in deep storage for the next 100 years never to be seen or enjoyed by anyone?

    THis certainly imitates the scene from "Raiders of the Lost Arc" where the precious artifact is finally recovered at great cost and danger, then carefully crated up and dispatched to the vast government storage warehouse.

    Our tax dollar at work. (Well, actually 57 cents from current taxpayers, the rest borrowed from the Chinese to be repaid by our younger generations!)