Selling Artifacts to Save the Past

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

Italian government releases funds for Pompeii amid new damage to site

Italian government releases funds for Pompeii amid new damage to site http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26443808 The Italian government – or more correctly, successive Italian governments – should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. When will they step up and do their own fair share, particularly in light of the amount of revenue cultural tourism generates in Italy annually? For… Read More Italian government releases funds for Pompeii amid new damage to site