Friday, October 17, 2003

Moon Watch Resurfaces In Court (

This posting refers to an online article of the Washington Post entitled Moon Watch Resurfaces In Court ( "Moon Watch Resurfaces In Court - Astronaut, Smithsonian, Collector Claim Rights To Lost Timepiece", by Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post Staff Writer, Friday, October 17, 2003; Page C01

The same criminal problems attendant to archaeology - greed, and more greed - are not just limited to places such as Iraq and the scandals surrounding the looting of its museum. Similar problems are found in the most unexpected places, even among so-called unique "modern" artifacts.

It appears that Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's Omega "Moon Watch" - the first watch on the Moon - may have been "stolen" while on its way to the Smithsonian Institute and has now turned up in the hands of what appears to be a bona fide purchaser (not all the facts are known yet).

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