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    The Dutch Supreme Court will reconsider the decision of the District Court of Amsterdam, that ruled to send Scythian gold exhibition to Kiev instead of Crimea, if Crimean museums appeal the decision, Crimean museums' Lawyer Michel van Leeuwen said Friday.

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the District Court of Amsterdam ruled that the Scythian gold artifacts should return to Kiev. Later in the day, Anastasia Sivitskaya, a lawyer who also represents the Crimean museums in the case, said they would appeal the court’s decision.

    "The law procedure of Netherlands is structured in the way that if the appeal is filled, Supreme court conduct the trial all over again, with other judges. It is allowed to present new fact and evidence. I hope that it will happen," the lawyer told journalists.

    The collection of the Scythian gold, which is a part of the "Crimea. Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea" exhibition was brought to the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February 2014. The collection was provided by five museums, one in Kiev and four in Crimea.

    The dispute around the exhibition arose after Crimea reunified with Russia following a March 2014 referendum.


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