Dutch museum to hold Crimean goldAugust 20, 2014 @ 8:56 am
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AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia.
The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam displayed the artifacts, including bronze swords, golden helmets and precious gems from four museums in Crimea in an exhibition that opened a month before Russia annexed the peninsula.
Both the Ukrainian government in Kiev and the Crimean museums are demanding the objects back.
With the exhibition closing this month, the museum said Wednesday it has no idea what to do with the treasures, after seeking advice from lawyers and the Dutch government.
The museum said that for now "the disputed objects will be safely stored."
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