YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—The “Ancient Turkey” hall of London’s British Museum has been renamed “Anatolia and Urartu,” according to Armenpress, citing one of the leaders of the initiative, Zapyur Batikyan, who wrote about the change on her personal Facebook page.
“Of course, I would prefer it to be named Armenia or Armenian Highlands, but this was the first step towards restoration of justice. First and foremost, I am thankful to late Mrs. Karine Ghazinyan, Ambassador of Armenia to Great Britain, who supported my initiative, as well as to the Minister of Culture, and those Armenian and British historians who had their contribution to this work”, Batikyan wrote, expressing gratitude to those who helped organize the petition and gathered over twelve thousand signatures.
The British Museum was established in 1753. It is the main archeological museum of Great Britain and the previous British Empire. It is the second most popular museum in the world, after the Louvre.