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Africa

Mali Conflict Puts Timbuktu in Danger

Mali Conflict Puts Timbuktu in Danger

on January 28, 2013, 9:00 am / in Africa, Armed Conflict, Historic Preservation, Looting, Mali, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

In light of the escalating violence in Mali, UNESCO has recently began to urge armed forces to protect Timbuktu’s historic […]

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Cultural Life in Mali: “No one wanted this war.”

Cultural Life in Mali: “No one wanted this war.”

on September 28, 2012, 12:45 pm / in Africa, archaeology law, Armed Conflict

From an excellent perspective on the cultural decimation in Mali: So much has already been threatened – from the Al-Farouk […]

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Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

on July 17, 2012, 7:00 am / in Africa, Art Law, cultural property law, Israel, Mali, Palestine, Southeast Asia, UNESCO

UNESCO has recently added 26 new sites to its World Heritage List. In total, five sites were added to the […]

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Assault on Cultural Heritage in Mali Continues

Assault on Cultural Heritage in Mali Continues

1 on July 16, 2012, 7:00 am / in Africa, Armed Conflict, Art Law, cultural property law, Mali

Armed with Kalashnikovs and axes, Islamists occupying northern Mali destroyed ancient Muslim tombs in the Malian city of Timbuktu last […]

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Genocide Skulls Returned to Namibia

Genocide Skulls Returned to Namibia

on October 24, 2011, 8:00 am / in Africa, archaeology law, cultural property law, Germany, Hague convention, Repatriation

Germany is returning 20 human skulls to Namibia and issuing a public apology for the events resulting in their possession […]

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UN Director-General Says Libya’s Cultural Heritage in Danger

on August 29, 2011, 11:32 am / in Africa, archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Hague convention, UNESCO

Following up on an earlier CPAL article, UN Implores Libya and NATO to Preserve Sites of Ghadamès and Leptis Magna, […]

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ICE Busts Egyptian Antiquity Smuggling Ring

ICE Busts Egyptian Antiquity Smuggling Ring

on July 26, 2011, 1:21 pm / in Africa, archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Illegal Trade, Middle East, Money Laundering, New York, Northeast U.S.

On July 13, 2011, US federal prosecutors announced they were charging antiquities dealers in New York, Michigan, and Dubai in […]

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UN Implores Libya and NATO to Preserve Sites of Ghadamès and Leptis Magna

UN Implores Libya and NATO to Preserve Sites of Ghadamès and Leptis Magna

4 on June 16, 2011, 10:23 am / in Africa, archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Hague convention, UNESCO

The United Nations has called on Libya and NATO to protect two cultural heritage sites that have come under threat […]

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UNESCO Sends Team to Egypt, 81 Objects Missing

UNESCO Sends Team to Egypt, 81 Objects Missing

2 on March 20, 2011, 9:54 am / in Africa, archaeology law, egypt, Museums, UNESCO

Egypt’s antiquities ministry has released the final result of the post-revolution inventories, which reveal that 81 archaeological objects are missing […]

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18 Items Looted from Egyptian Museum

18 Items Looted from Egyptian Museum

2 on February 13, 2011, 10:32 am / in Africa, archaeology law, cultural property law, egypt, Looting, Museums

Eighteen days of riots in Egypt has left the Egyptian Museum short of the same number of pieces, with two […]

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