To raise much needed revenue for archaeological excavations, reduce the strain of storage and maintenance of artifacts on museums and national heritage agencies and help undercut the trade in illicit antiquities, governments, universities, public museums and related institutions should consider making duplicate, common and unwanted artifacts available to the public for sale. Government agencies responsible… Read More Selling Artifacts to Save the Past
Another excellent short video from Khan Academy: The Etruscan Apollo of Veii (Link opens in a new window) – https://youtu.be/GLgrt_4WnMY
British Museum unveils long-lost bronze sculpture in ancient Greek art show. This links opens in a new window at The Art Newspaper: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/British-Museum-unveils-longlost-bronze-sculpture-in-ancient-Greek-art-show/37381
A February 16 BBC documentary on looting in Syria made the astonishing claim that the smuggling of looted antiquities was “one of Islamic State’s main sources of funding.” On February 22 I responded to this faulty investigation with this blog entry: https://clioantiquities.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/sensationalist-reporting-and-the-antiquities-trade-if-its-in-print-it-must-be-true/ My article raised three key points: First, that despite evidence of looting, which… Read More Critics Missing the Point: Responses to Clio’s February 22 Article on Looting in Syria.