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Destruction, Looting of Antiquities Robs Nations of Their Heritage, Bankrolls Terrorism

Destruction, Looting of Antiquities Robs Nations of Their Heritage, Bankrolls Terrorism By Karin Zeitvogel Uploaded on May 5, 2017 In August 2015, Islamic State militants dragged an octogenarian, bespectacled man into a public square in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and beheaded him. The crimes for which Khaled al-Asaad paid with his life [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

The Wight Stuff

The Wight Stuff CMoG's Karol Wight Protects 3,500 Years of Glass in Corning, and Antiquities Worldwide by Alison Fromme May 3, 2017 Mattwittmeyer.com Under the low lights of the gallery, Dr. Karol Wight stands with her arm outstretched, pointing toward a display case. Spotlights focus attention on an exceedingly rare piece of ancient glass protected [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|

Ancient Gold Angkorian Jewelry to Return to Cambodia From London

Ancient Gold Angkorian Jewelry to Return to Cambodia From London May 1, 2017 PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA A set of ancient Angkorian gold jewelry that found its way to a London art dealership will be returned to Cambodia after the government intervened to stop a planned sale. The Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer Asian Art dealership listed [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

History in Ruins: Cultural Heritage Destruction around the World

History in Ruins: Cultural Heritage Destruction around the World Rachel Van Bokkem, April 2017 The amphitheater in Palmyra before it was destroyed by Daesh in January 2017. Jerzy Strzelecki/ Wikicommons On January 20, Syrian authorities revealed that Daesh (also known as ISIS) militants had destroyed part of the Roman amphitheater in the ancient [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia BY BEN PAVIOUR AND OUCH SONY | APRIL 24, 2017 The Culture Ministry received 10 Angkorian gold jewelry pieces in a ceremony in London on Friday after they were handed over by a private collector, in a case that exemplifies the murky international trade in ancient Khmer artifacts. [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:04+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development Names Dr. Zahi Hawass as New Ambassador for Cultural Heritage

International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development Names Dr. Zahi Hawass as New Ambassador for Cultural Heritage Dr. Zahi Hawass Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass has been chosen by the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD), an affiliate organization of the United Nations, as its official "Ambassador for Cultural Heritage." The International [...]

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

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars’ Role in Art Sales

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars’ Role in Art Sales By RALPH BLUMENTHAL and TOM MASHBERG | MARCH 30, 2017 A 10th-century Naga Buddha, cited in a criminal complaint. They have long been oddly far-flung collaborators. She was a Colorado museum consultant known for her esoteric lectures on ancient gold adornments or [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:05+00:00 March 30th, 2017|

UN Moves to Stop Terrorist Financing — But More Action Needed

UN Moves to Stop Terrorist Financing — But More Action Needed Deborah Lehr, Contributor Chief Executive Officer, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, The Paulson Institute 03/27/2017 12:00 pm ET U.N. Security Council in Session On Friday, the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed UNSC 2347, which forcefully condemned the destruction and [...]

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

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East Cultural treasures stolen from conflict zones continue to pop up for sale in the United States and elsewhere. By Tess Davis | March 14, 2017 Looting at Angkorian temples in Cambodia.Image Credit: Tess Davis Art and antiquities have financed some of [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:05+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

Journal Of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology And Heritage Studies

The Antiquities Coalition’s Chair and Founder Deborah Lehr published an article in the latest issue of The Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (JEMAHS), a peer-reviewed journal published by the Pennsylvania State University Press.  In the article, Lehr discusses future directions for protecting #CultureUnderThreat and the efforts and programs of the Antiquities Coalition [...]

2017-08-30T15:20:36+00:00 March 14th, 2017|
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