Category Archives: Protection and destruction

How can sites be protected and how are they destroyed, what’s happening, what can we do and what does it mean.

The myths about illegal antiquities and why you should never buy them!

Purchasers of black market artefacts promulgate many myths to justify their actions, but there is a dark reality behind them. Continue reading

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The Cleansing of Mosul

Originally posted on Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology:
As the focus has shifted to Palmyra, relatively little media attention has been paid over the past several months to ISIS’ continued destruction of cultural sites in and around…

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Does the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill matter for archaeology outside the UK?

Changes to UK legislation will have a negative effect on attitudes to and protection of archaeology overseas? Continue reading

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