This was the case with the bust of Queen Nefertiti, one of Egypt's most famous queens, that was discovered by a German archaeologist in the early 20th century. Using 'fraudulent' means, the bust found its way shipped to Germany where it now still is. The Egyptian's Antiques Committee has formally requested its return last week to Egypt.
Although we firmly believe that it should come back to Egypt, where it belongs, we also suggest to wait a few more weeks or months until the operation takes place (if the Germans accept that is!) until the riots hush down... we don't want the bust to be au milieu of another conflict now do we?
For more information, please check out DW-World news article.