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Response to 24 October 2018 Egypt Today Article

October 30, 2018

The Antiquities Coalition was not interviewed by either ABC News or Egypt Today about their recent news stories on cultural racketeering in Egypt. To our knowledge, neither outlet even attempted to contact our organization. These articles conflate past research by noted archaeologist and Ted Prize winner Dr. Sarah Parcak with a number of different studies by our former employee, Katie A. Paul. The Egyptian government has played a leading role in countering the illicit trade in antiquities both at home and abroad. Their record speaks for itself. We thank these journalists for trying to bring attention to the illicit antiquities trade and have reached out to them in order to correct the record.