@oppen damn....... whats next, the eiffel tower?

Not exactly, but f.i. the Luxor Obelisk
or the Pergamon Altar, too.
It is nothing unusual that colonial powers appropriate sights or art, even then. See the famous diorite stele that was stolen in the 12th century BC and taken from Babylon to Susa (and later Paris). en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_o

@oppen B-but it had a purpose - so they could place it in plain sight of a highway! ;)

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