Amsterdam will hold a court for the return of Ukraine Scythian gold

В Амстердаме пройдет суд по возвращению Украине скифского золота

The collection was moved in February 2014.On Monday the court of Appeal of Amsterdam will consider the appeal on the decision to return Ukraine Scythian gold, exhibited 5 years ago in the Allard Pierson Museum in the capital of the Netherlands, reports the with reference on the European truth.

In February 2014, the collection of so-called Scythian gold was taken out to Amsterdam to participate in the exhibition “Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea”, which was held in Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum.

The exhibition consists of collections of five museums, one of which is located in Kiev and four in Crimea. Among the 500 exhibits – artifacts from Scythian gold, a ceremonial helmet, precious stones, and swords of the ancient Greeks and Scythians.

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in front of the Allard Pierson Museum, the question arose: to return the artifacts to museums, from which they took or return them to the state of Ukraine. As a result, the case was referred to the court.

14 December 2016 the Amsterdam court decided to return to Ukraine, Scythian gold, which at the time of the annexation of the Crimea was on display in a Dutch Museum.

The judges decided that the gold will remain in the Pearson Museum, for the next three months – the time allotted for appeal. Even before the verdict, both sides declared the intention to appeal the decision, if it is not in their favor.

The court also ruled that Ukraine must compensate for the storage costs of the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam.

In January 2017, the Crimean museums have begun the process of appealing the decision of the court of Amsterdam.


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