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A New Solution to Protection Against Illicit Antiquities Looting and Trafficking

A New Solution to Protection Against Illicit Antiquities Looting and Trafficking The theft and sale of stolen artifacts from Syria and Iraq is reported to provide large sums a year towards the financing of terrorism and [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|

Tearing the Historic Fabric: The Destruction of Yemen’s Cultural Heritage

Tearing the Historic Fabric: The Destruction of Yemen’s Cultural Heritage By Frederick Deknatel | February 21, 2017 THE GREAT DAM OF MARIB was one of the first archaeological sites in Yemen that Saudi Arabia destroyed. In [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|

Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts​

Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts BY SANDY PETRYKOWSKI  December 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM EST Egyptians artifacts that had been captured in U.S. Customs in 2013, all [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|

After Long Delay, US and Egypt Sign Historic MoU Restricting Endangered Heritage from American Import

After Long Delay, US and Egypt Sign Historic MoU Restricting Endangered Heritage from American Import https://youtu.be/p3G8rPpmg7M The United States and Egypt signed a cultural property Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday after lengthy consideration. The [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|

Winning Friends and Influencing Policy through Cultural Heritage

Winning Friends and Influencing Policy through Cultural Heritage Deborah Lehr  Chief Executive Officer, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, The Paulson Institute Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry and Secretary of State Kerry sign Cultural MOU Secretary John [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|