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Republic of Turkey v. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Republic of Turkey v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 762 F. Supp. 44 (S.D.N.Y. 1990).


Decades after the works were stolen from burial sites in southern Turkey, the Turkish government brought a claim against the Metropolitan Museum of Art to recover a collection of ancient artifacts known as the “Lydian Hoard.” In 1993, three years after a federal judge declined to grant 

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