Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BAR on archaeological looting

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Archaeological Looting and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Can we prevent archaeological looting? Robin Ngo summarized a BAR editorial by Hershel Shanks. The editorial itself is behind the subscription wall.

On a related note, the ASOR Blog has posted A Statement on Mesopotamian Antiquities Issues by Benjamin R. Foster, Curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection. A free registration is required to read the whole (brief) statement.

Some potentially relevant recent PaleoJudaica posts are here and here.