Ancient relics swiped by Hobby Lobby are headed home to Iraq


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/ancient-relics-swiped-by-hobby.html


Stolen antiquities returned from Hobby Lobby President's loot cache
#2

Two very weird parts of this story:
• Hundreds of the 4000+ tablets seem to originate from Irisagrig, a mysterious lost Sumerian city.
• Many of them contain what seem to be magical incantations.

And these were for a Biblical Museum, huh?


#3

That’s… weird.


#4

All my relics are legit.


#5

The problem with wearing your religion on your corporate sleeve is when you get the shirt dirty.


#6

No idea what Hobby Lobby even thought they were going to do with stolen historical artifacts, but this is obligatory:


#7

They’re super into Jesus and were attempting to, mostly likely, put in the Museum of the Bible. Couldn’t have happened to a better company.


#8

Uh, yeah… I get that.

But from what I understand, the artifacts in question have nothing to do with Christ, his life, or his teachings; they were mainly Sumerian, and that was a polytheistic culture.

Not to mention, any attempt to put such ‘ill gotten gains’ into any museum is going to draw close scrutiny from the authorities.


#9

Of course it brings up the obvious. The Hobby Lobby people were really trying to revive Cthulhu


#10

Someone taking Snow Crash too seriously?


#12

Do I have to go back and read that book now to understand current events?


#13

Time for an independent inventory?


#15

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#16

Yeah, I was wondering that too. I immediately pictured turd-colored ‘resin’ replicas suitable for stringing on hemp cords for hippie necklaces. Or maybe cylinder-seal drawer pulls.


#17

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#18

definitely looking for the Nam Shub of Enki


#19

/Leaving satisfied at presence of image


#20

Is Hobby Lobby seekritly run by L. Bob Rife?


#21

That sounds like the hobby to end all hobbies.


#22

By the corporation that pretends to stand on morality and ethics.