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By Neil Brodie, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke, Katheryn Walker Tubb

Archaeological artifacts became a traded commodity largely as the worldwide achieve of Western society permits easy accessibility to the world’s archaeological background. obtained by means of the world’s major museums and personal creditors, antiquities were faraway from archaeological websites, monuments, or cultural associations and illegally traded. This selection of essays by means of world-recognized specialists investigates the ways in which com-modifying artifacts fuels the destruction of archaeological background and considers what could be performed to guard it. regardless of becoming nationwide and overseas laws to guard cultural historical past, expanding numbers of archaeological sites—among them, war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq—are topic to pillage because the financial price of artifacts rises. providing accomplished examinations of archaeological web site looting, the antiquities exchange, the destroy of cultural historical past assets, and the overseas efforts to wrestle their destruction, the authors argue that the antiquities marketplace affects cultural history all over the world and is a burgeoning worldwide crisis.

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Antiquities Trade or Betrayed: Legal, Ethical and Conservation Issues. London: Archetype-UKIC, 1995. , and Neil J. Brodie. ” In Destruction and Conservation of Cultural Property, ed. Robert Layton, Peter G. Stone, and Julian Thomas, 102–16. London: Routledge, 2001. , and Cornelius C. Vermeule. ” Minerva, January–February 2004, 43–44. Vickers, Michael, and David Gill. Artful Crafts. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. Vitelli, Karen D. ). Archaeological Ethics. : AltaMira, 1996. Yemma, John, and Walter V.

Conclusion The antiquities trade transforms monetary, aesthetic, legal, personal, and social values. The causes and consequences of these transformations form the subject matter of this book. The chapters that follow investigate different aspects and components of the antiquities trade and its regulation and consider the roles played by collectors and museums in perpetuating it. No firm recommendations or positive conclusions are offered, largely because the trade and the transformations it entails are still poorly understood phenomena.

Archaeologists who have worked closely with the Iraqi museum authorities for many months say it is still impossible to know exactly how many items are missing, and this is but an estimate. Bibliography Bogdanos, Matthew. ” American Journal of Archaeology 109(3) (2005): 477–526. Boylan, Patrick J. ” In Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology, ed. Neil Brodie and Kathryn W. Tubb, 43–108. London: Routledge, 2002. O’Keefe, Patrick J. ” Art, Antiquity and Law 9 (2004): 99–116.

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