Tear It All Down: The Significance Of The al-Mahdi Case And The War Crime Of Destruction Of Cultural Heritage
Co-Authored by C. Danae Paterson “The best way to tear someone down is to tear down their culture, tear down everything that
Everywhere memory is in danger--in our heads, in our disappearing bookstores, in the Twittering reduction of communication to chatter, and as the black market in physical markers of memory scales unparalleled heights enriching the world's richest collectors to the benefit of revolutionary terror.
Popular culture is no stranger to archaeology. The subject has made its way into some of America's favorite movies, TV shows and video games. But archaeology has most often been referenced in popular culture as a novelty, and much of that is a result of its most famous pop-culture icon, Indiana Jones.
Félix Bonfils' images show Palmyra as it once was.
As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.
Decisive action by the international community to prevent further cultural terrorism and profiteering from antiquities theft will advance the fight against ISIS.
A closer view of the new geophysical survey of ancient Ostia. “The more we learn about these fascinating people, the more
Antiquities trafficking is not perpetrated by rich and beautiful characters like Thomas Crown and Lara Croft. Experts have warned that instead, organized crime, rebel armies and even terrorist cells may be the ones carrying out and profiting from these crimes.
Many of us are familiar with crimes committed by organized gangs, from drug running, the weapons trade, to the sex trade. However, there is one kind of crime, the looting and trade of antiquities that is on par with these abhorrent black market businesses, yet seldom discussed.
The massive gallery where the lecture was held was filled to capacity, with a waiting list just as robust. The museum's director