It has been observed that many museums and intellectual institutions,an example being Cornell University, are carrying artifacts obtained perhaps without the consent of their homelands. In Cornell's case, the Iraqi government claims that many rare cuneiform tablets in the university's possession were looted during conflicts like the Persian Gulf War. However, as an ardent history lover, I must ask myself, if the artifacts are returned, where would they be kept? In light of ISIS's recent destruction in Mosup and the Iraqi government's chronic weakness and instability,I believe that the artifacts, stolen or not, should be kept in the US until things change in the middle east. What are your opinions on this issue?