On October 26, The Amsterdam Court of Appeal, ruled to return the collection of ancient exhibits from Crimea (also known as “Scythian gold”) to Ukraine. The collection has been on display at Amsterdam’s Allard Pierson Museum since 2014 when Russia illegally annexed the Crimean peninsula.
However, Russia is known for its cultural appropriation — especially when it comes to valuable exhibits and other states’ cultural heritage — so it filed a lawsuit against the Dutch museum to bring the gold back to occupied Crimea. However, this attempt failed since the rights of Ukraine, based on the Law of Museums, take precedence.
Check out our infographic with 4 key facts about the “Scythian gold” case.