How Idrimi came to London: Diplomacy and the division of archaeological finds in the 1930s

@article{Maloigne2017HowIC,
  title={How Idrimi came to London: Diplomacy and the division of archaeological finds in the 1930s},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Maloigne},
  journal={Museum History Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={10},
  pages={200 - 216}
}
ABSTRACT From 1936–39 and 1946–49 Sir Charles Leonard Woolley excavated the site of Tell Atchana/ancient Alalakh in southern Turkey on behalf of the British Museum. The statue of King Idrimi, found in 1939, became one of the British Museum’s many prized objects and is on display to this day. At the close of the excavation season in June 1939 the statue became the subject of a dispute between Woolley and the government of the Hatay State, solved only after the intervention of the British Consul… 
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