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Armed Conflict

Cultural Property Protection and the U.S. Military: A View From an Army Archaeologist

Cultural Property Protection and the U.S. Military: A View From an Army Archaeologist

on October 22, 2013, 1:19 pm / in Announcements, archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Midwest U.S.

Please see the following notice from DePaul regarding a program that will be happening… tomorrow!! If you are in the […]

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Emergency “Red List” of Endangered Syrian Artifacts Released, Includes Sculptures, Coins

Emergency “Red List” of Endangered Syrian Artifacts Released, Includes Sculptures, Coins

on September 26, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, Coins, cultural property law, Illegal Trade, Middle East

ICOM (International Council of Museums) officials worked remotely to create a “Red List” of artifacts endangered by the current conflict […]

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U.S. Government Declines to Disclose How It Obtained 10,000 Illegally Exported Iraqi Artifacts

U.S. Government Declines to Disclose How It Obtained 10,000 Illegally Exported Iraqi Artifacts

7 on August 7, 2013, 7:30 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Iraq, Repatriation

The 2003 US invasion of Iraq was a disaster for the country in terms of preserving their archaeological heritage. Looters […]

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Shocking Pics of Looting in Syria

Shocking Pics of Looting in Syria

on July 31, 2013, 7:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Looting, Middle East, Syria, UNESCO

Today in Really Sad Looting Stories, Bloomberg reports: When the uprising against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad began two years ago, […]

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Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

on January 31, 2013, 9:00 am / in Armed Conflict, Development, Historic Preservation, Israel, Palestine, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

Israel is forging ahead with plans to invest in a number of its national heritage sites, including nine sites along […]

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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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Militia Destroys Ancient Libraries in Mali

Militia Destroys Ancient Libraries in Mali

4 on September 19, 2012, 9:00 am / in ancient texts, Armed Conflict, Mali

I recently posted on the assault on cultural heritage in Mali. A recent article in Newsweek Magazine reports that the […]

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Conflict Endangers Syrian Treasures

Conflict Endangers Syrian Treasures

on August 28, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, Middle East, Preservation Initiatives

The recent fighting in Syrian city Aleppo poses irreparable damage to the city’s architectural and cultural legacy. A recent article […]

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UNESCO Pleads With Syrian Secretary-General to Preserve Citadel of Aleppo

UNESCO Pleads With Syrian Secretary-General to Preserve Citadel of Aleppo

on July 30, 2012, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Middle East

More than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since the Syrian conflict began some 16 months ago. In the […]

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