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
New York Statute - Civil Practice Law and Rules § 214, [Statute of Limitations], Actions to be Commenced within Three Years . . . to recover chattel
Law on the Protection of Cultural and National Assets (1983, as amended 1987) ("PCNA") [unofficial translation]
Antiquities Law of 1906 [unofficial translation] (n.b. This is an Ottoman law, pre-dating Turkey's independence.)