|The Decree Stele, loaned by Greece,|
is one of many cultural objects
routinely granted immunity by the U.S.
Photo courtesy of US State Dept.
Foreign lending benefits the American public and provides an important mechanism to supply our country’s museums with documented archaeological artifacts. In an otherwise sharply divided Congress, it is noteworthy that the bill was sponsored and passed in the House (H.R. 4086) and now sponsored in the Senate by members from both sides of the aisle.