A catalog of artifacts disputed and resolved

Images of famous, infamous and unexpected artifacts that represent a gamut of cultural patrimony. Items included reflect longstanding heritage claims and examples of  successful collaboration among curators, academics and governments.

Photo credits:
Ishtar Gate: Rictor Norton; Nefertiti bust: Philip Pikart; Elgin Marbles: Scott Gosnell; Euphronios krater: Jaime Ardiles-Arce; Bamiyan Buddha: UNESCO/A Lezine; Kazakhstan artifacts: Michael Frachetti; Hittite Sphinx: Tobias Kleinschmidt; El Peru-Waka figurine: David Freidel.