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Archaeological artifacts became a traded commodity largely as the worldwide succeed in of Western society permits quick access to the world's archaeological historical past. obtained via the world's top museums and personal creditors, antiquities were faraway from archaeological websites, monuments, or cultural associations and illegally traded. This selection of essays via world-recognized specialists investigates the ways in which com-modifying artifacts fuels the destruction of archaeological history and considers what might be performed to guard it. regardless of turning out to be nationwide and overseas laws to guard cultural history, 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 website looting, the antiquities alternate, the damage of cultural background assets, and the overseas efforts to strive against their destruction, the authors argue that the antiquities industry affects cultural background world wide and is a burgeoning international problem.

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3, 1979 Rep. R. R. 5643b Passed House unanimously Oct. 17, 1977 Died in the Senate Written comments Aug. 3. S. R. 5643a Mar. 28, 1977 Rep. Mikva Apr. S. R. 5643b Oct. 19, 1977 Committee report Sept. R. S. House 1977b) Feb. 8, 1978 95 S. S. Senate 1978) 94 H. R. 14171 June 3, 1976 Rep. Green Sen. Fulbright/ Reps. 1. S. 2. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. 2 provides an overview of the provisions of CPIA in its final form. Stolen Cultural Property Article 7(b)(i) of the UNESCO Convention obliges State Parties “to prohibit the import of cultural property stolen from a museum or a religious or secular public monument or similar institution in another State Party .

Legal Response to the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage Marina Papa Sokal The worldwide looting of archaeological sites and ancient monuments has grown in the past two decades to alarming proportions (Atwood 2004). Every time an object is ruthlessly extracted from the ground and separated from its context—rather than being scientifically excavated—invaluable historical knowledge is irreparably lost. This loss is not only to the people whose cultural heritage is being devastated but also to the common history of humanity.

London: Thames and Hudson, 1982. Alva, Walter. ” In Trade in Illicit Antiquities: The Destruction of the World’s Archaeological Heritage, ed. Neil J. Brodie, Jennifer Doole, and Colin Renfrew, 89–96. McDonald Institute Monograph. : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2001. Antiques Trade Gazette. ” Antiques Trade Gazette, August 16, 2003, 31–32. Atwood, Roger. com, May–June 2002. com>, accessed September 23, 2003. ———. ” Archaeology, January–February 2003, 43–49. ———. Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World.

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