ITALY/Rome: new master in archaeological law and crimes against the cultural heritage

A new master in archaeological law and crimes against the cultural heritage is offered by the Centro per gli Studi Criminologici, giuridici e sociologici and the Dipartimento di Beni Culturali ed  Archeomafie, in cooperation with the Osservatorio Internazionale Archeomafie.  Lectures will be held in Italian and take place at the Istituto Internazionale di Formazione METAFORM…

Archeomafia: volume VII is online

The current volume VII of the journal Archeomafie is now online. It is the first journal of its kind in Italy and you can find different topic related articles in Italian. The journal (ISSN 2036-4539) is published by the Osservatorio Internazionale Archeomafie in coperation with Liberarcheologia and the Centro Studi Criminologici di Viterbo. You find…

BULGARIA: new initiatives to fight illegal excavations and trafficking of cultural objects

The webpage archaeologyinbulgaria.com gives a very good overview on recent cases of illegal excavations, trafficking of cultural objects, and different strategies against it. If you want to be updated, just subscribe to their blog via email. Reading that roughly 500,000 people in Bulgaria are dealing with treasure hunting and thus destroying the country’s archaeological, historical,…

LYBIA: the hunt for the country’s lost treasures

When the French historian, archaeologist, and researcher Morgan Belzic, of the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris embarked on a PhD thesis on the somewhat esoteric subject of Cyrenaican Funerary Sculptures, little did he know he would end up becoming a detective. However Belzic’s studies have led him to follow a murky trail of transnational artefact…

PERU: investigative site launches transnational project with data on illegal trafficking of cultural goods

“Stolen Memory” is the investigation that led to the creation of the first journalistic platform that collects massive data on illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts from Latin American countries. It is a project of Peruvian digital investigative journalism site Ojo Público, which invited four important media in the region to participate in a transnational and…