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Golden Treasure Discovered in Jerusalem

Golden Treasure Discovered in Jerusalem

on September 25, 2013, 9:00 am / in Uncategorized

Barely several centimeters below modern debris, Dr. Eilat Mazer made made what he referred to as a “once in a […]

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Archaeologists Keep a 1,200-Year Secret Just a Little Longer

Archaeologists Keep a 1,200-Year Secret Just a Little Longer

on September 24, 2013, 10:02 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Looting, Peru

Archaeologists were right to sit on their discovery of an ancient, intact Wari temple in Peru for fear that it […]

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EU Strengthens Efforts to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Cyprus

EU Strengthens Efforts to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Cyprus

on September 18, 2013, 8:48 am / in Uncategorized

The European Union has recently strengthened its efforts to preserve Cyprus’ cultural heritage. The renewed efforts include a large monetary […]

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DePaul to Host Restitution & Repatriation Symposium in November 2013 with Featured Lecturer Jack Trope

DePaul to Host Restitution & Repatriation Symposium in November 2013 with Featured Lecturer Jack Trope

on September 17, 2013, 8:35 pm / in Announcements, archaeology law, cultural property law, Repatriation

The conference, Restitution and Repatriation: The Return of Cultural Objects Symposium will be held at DePaul University College of Law […]

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National Committees Seek to Strengthen Humanitarian Law

National Committees Seek to Strengthen Humanitarian Law

on September 11, 2013, 8:26 am / in Uncategorized

The International Committee of the Red Cross (“ICRC”) recently inaugurated its second conference of national committees in San Jose, Costa […]

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Arrested Auctioneer Calls Accusations Absurd

Arrested Auctioneer Calls Accusations Absurd

on September 4, 2013, 8:37 am / in Uncategorized

Munich auctioneer Herbert Schauer has recently been arrested over allegations of antique book theft in Naples. Authorities believe that the […]

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Prominent Art Dealer Assists Authorities in Return for Bail

Prominent Art Dealer Assists Authorities in Return for Bail

on August 14, 2013, 7:56 am / in Uncategorized

Until recently, authorities held prominent art dealer Glafira Rosales without bail as a flight risk after she was charged with […]

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London Museum Deaccessions $20m in Chinese Ceramics, Citing “Good Time to Sell” as Exceptional Circumstance

London Museum Deaccessions $20m in Chinese Ceramics, Citing “Good Time to Sell” as Exceptional Circumstance

2 on August 14, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Museums, United Kingdom

In a controversial move, the council for the south London borough of Croydon will sell off part of its collection […]

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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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