CAA2019 Conference: session on contrasting trafficking and looting of cultural property

In the frame of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 2019 Conference with the topic ‘Check Object Integrity’, which will take place in Krakow on April 23-27, 2019, we would like to inform you about a session on ‘Chasing heritage thieves: digital methods and approaches to contrasting trafficking and looting of cultural…

GREECE: Restitution: An Attic Marble Anthemion from a Grave Stele returned to Greece

Copied from the Art-Crime Blogspot, September 11, 2018 On June 9, 2017 forensic archaeologist Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis, wrote to ARCA and to the Art and Antiques Unit of London’s Metropolitan Police (New Scotland Yard), INTERPOL and the Greek police Art Squad reporting that he had identified an Attic Marble Anthemion from a Grave Stele coming up for…

How Facebook Made It Easier Than Ever to Traffic Middle Eastern Antiquities

Article published at worldpoliticsreview.com on August 14, 2018. Written by Amr Al-Azm and Katie A. Paul The instability that followed the Arab uprisings of 2010 and 2011 has given rise to some of the most devastating conflicts the Middle East has ever seen. Syria and Iraq, in particular, have suffered from the dismantling of state infrastructure…

GREECE: Verdict on the Schinoussa case and intimidation of witness part 2

As recently noted, on July 26, 2018, the 3-Member Appeal Penal Court of Athens gave its verdict on the Schinoussa case, in which Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis has been one of the main witnesses for the Greek State against the Papadimitriou family (heir of the dealer Christos Michaelides, partner of Robin Symes, antiquities dealers). After sending (27.07.2018)…

SAA: new standards published

After very lengthy debates within the SAA itself, the statement on working with “responsible and responsive” stewards (artefact collectors, artefact hunters etc), is finally agreed and published! Society For American Archaeology Statement On Collaboration With Responsible And Responsive Stewards Of The Past Download Statement In the United States there are many people with an enthusiastic…