The British museum houses an enormous collection of artifacts from all over the world. While this spectacular collection is immensely popular for the public to visit, not everyone is happy about it. Some countries, like Egypt and Greece, argue that the UK has stolen ancient artifacts from them, and brought them back to the UK. Should these treasures remain in London, or should they be returned to their original owners?
1) The Rosetta Stone was found by the French in Egypt and then claimed by the English when they defeated the French, who has the right to call the Rosetta Stone theirs?
2) In 1801 several pieces were taken from the Parthenon in Athens by a British nobleman. What claim does Britain have on these objects?
3) Are there any other artifacts in the British Museum that should be returned to their original owners? Support your claim.