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Four Crimean museums fear they could lose hundreds of precious artifacts loaned to a Dutch museum before the peninsula's rapid transfer to Russia from Ukraine, a museum director said Wednesday.The rich collection of items spanning the second century B.C. to the late medieval era was loaned to Amsterdam's Allard Pierson Museum before Russia reclaimed Crimea from the Ukraine.The museum is one of five from Ukraine taking part in the exhibition, four of which are situated in the Crimean peninsula.The internationally contentious absorption has left the museum with a "very complex legal issue," observed Yasha Lange, spokeswoman for Amsterdam University that owns the museum.
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