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Daesh Destroys Ancient Iraqi Al Nuri Mosque

Destruction Part of Ongoing Campaign of Cultural Cleansing and Racketeering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2017—The Antiquities Coalition strongly condemns the latest attack by Daesh (ISIS) against the people of Iraq and their cultural heritage. On June 21, Daesh intentionally destroyed one of the country’s most iconic monuments, the 12th century Al Nuri [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:03+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

June 2017 #CultureUnderThreat E-Newsletter

The Antiquities Coalition’s June 2017 #CultureUnderThreat E-Newsletter is out! Read our latest headlines including: Original Practicum Presents Innovative Solutions to Combat Cultural Racketeering Whiting Foundation Awards Major Grant for Creation of Digital Library of the Middle East The Antiquities Coalition Welcomes Two New Advisory Board Members to our Team Council of Europe Criminalizes the Illicit [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

The Destruction of Memory: Cultural Crimes and the National and International Efforts to Combat Them

On May 18, to help raise awareness about the global impact of cultural crimes, the Antiquities Coalition joined international diplomats and experts at the New York City Bar for a panel discussion and public screening of The Destruction of Memory. This award-winning documentary chronicles the “genocidal war against culture” over the last century, and [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

The Antiquities Coalition Congratulates the Council of Europe for Criminalizing the Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Today, May 19, 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus, Cyprus, Greece, Armenia, Portugal, San Marino and Mexico became the first states to sign the groundbreaking Convention on Offenses Relating to Cultural Property, demonstrating the growing political will to combat cultural racketeering as a means of criminal and terrorist financing, more states are expected to follow. This international [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

China’s Power of Culture in Promoting Perceptions: Lessons From the Qin and Han Dynasties

China’s Power of Culture in Promoting Perceptions: Lessons From the Qin and Han Dynasties A Night at the Met Museum The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Friday, May 5, 2017 to celebrate the historic exhibit, the Age of Empires: How [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

“Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology,” by Dr. Eric H. Cline

Cline, in his new book, Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology, explores the history of an area of study made famous by the Indiana Jones franchise. But a western fascination in archaeology began long before the days of Indiana Jones, when a romanticized period of excavation and scholarship launched a new era [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:05+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

Global Ties U.S. National Meeting “Unity in Community” Includes Focus on Heritage Protection

When global leaders from the public and private sectors collaborate with their American counterparts through international exchange, their coordination can become a critical tool in addressing some of the greatest challenges faced by the international community.  Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State, is working to foster this international collaboration [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:09+00:00 February 17th, 2017|

Policy Brief No. 2: How Can We Fund the Fight Against Antiquities Looting and Trafficking? A “Pollution” Tax on the Antiquities Trade

The Antiquities Coalition Cultural Heritage Think Tank has published its second policy brief to address solutions to cultural racketeering. The latest release is by Dr. Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. In the paper, Rothfield argues for levying a "pollution" tax on the legitimate antiquities trade, in order to establish an [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:09+00:00 December 21st, 2016|

Antiquities Coalition Commends Bold Action Of U.S. Government In The Fight Against Terrorism

Department of Justice Seeks Forfeiture of Looted Antiquities by Daesh In a historic step, the U.S. government is requesting the forfeiture of antiquities associated with the terrorist organization, ISIL, also known as Daesh. It is the first time that the U.S. government has used its authority to seek the forfeiture of antiquities from a terrorist [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:09+00:00 December 15th, 2016|
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