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The repatriation of the collection of Mycenaean jewellery and seals from the illegal excavations at Aidonia to Greece is the greatest victory recorded so far in the campaign for the return of cultural property to its place of origin, which Greece has been fighting for years now in the international organisations and UNESCO in particular Archaeology, Antiquities, Theft, and Looting

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Subject:            Archaeology, Antiquities, Theft, and Looting  - (“Electronic Bibliography” of URL’s )

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

In the course of my research (A search for the World’s Most Wanted Art) I’ve often pondered the fate of lost artifacts.  In the belief that greater awareness is needed to promote the recovery of “lost relics”, we’d like to share some of our research on archaeological theft, looting and related URL’s.  Further contributions, or ideas on greater dissemination of like material are most welcome. 

Hope you find this information of interest.

Jonathan Sazonoff

Pres. Saz Prod., Inc.

www.saztv.com

 

Contributing US Ed.

Museum Security Network

www.museum-security.org/saz.html

 

Outline:

Bibliographies

American Archaeology

·        Native American Ethnographic Material

·        Messo-American Archaeology

 

European Archaeology

·        France

·        Greece

·        Italy

·        United Kingdom

 

Middle Eastern Archaeology

·        Egypt

·        Iraq Antiquities

·        Isreal Antiquities

·        Jordan Antiquities

·        Lebanon Antiquities

·        Pakistan Antiquities

·        Turkish Antiquities

 

African Archaeology

Asian Archaeology

·        Afganistan

·        Cambodia

·        China

·        Ceylon

·        India

·        Japan

·        Nepal

 

 

To begin this overview, we defer to the top bibliographies in the field. 

Laura Pope Robbins Sources on Antiquities Theft

http://home.earthlink.net/~robbinsls/theft/index.html

And more specific to the archaeological topic “ The Looting Question”

Bibliography by Hugh Jarvis

http://wings.buffalo.edu/anthropology/Documents/lootbib.html

 

Also, specific information can be found by searching for articles by

keyword at the Museum Security Network.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~securma/search.html

USA Archaeology

Federal Archeology Program, National Park Service

http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/fedarch.htm

Sitewatch”-Protecting the Nations Archeological Heritage

http://www.nps.gov/crweb1/aad/sitewat.htm

Time Crime: Protecting the Past for Future Generations

http://www.fbi.gov/leb/july971.htm

Southwestern Archaeology - Federal Archaeology Laws and Regulations

http://swanet.org/legal.html

http://www.swanet.org/sasig2.html

Southwestern Archaeology -Archaeology - Vandalism

http://www.swanet.org/vandalism.html

Vandalism Takes an Increasing Toll on Parks and Public Lands

http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1997/10/03/us/us.5.html

Articles: The Culture Thieves

http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/proj/anthro/asb222/articles/article9.html

Case Study - Artifacts Trade

http://gurukul.ucc.american.edu/TED/ARTIFACT.HTM

Police seek stolen artifacts

http://www.spub.ksu.edu/issues/v100/su/n162/cam.arch.theft.kkk.html

Rock Art Created By American Indians Being Stolen From Park

http://sddt.com/files/librarywire/96wireheadlines/04_96/DN96_04_15/DN96_04_15_cf.html

 

Native American

American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation

http://www.repatriationfoundation.org/index.html

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA), National

Park Service

http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/nagpra.htm

Repatriation

http://archaeologic.com/repatriation.htm

SAA Bulletin 13(2): Hopi Culture Office

http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/SAABulletin/13.2/SAA9.html SAA Bulletin 14(1): Lave River Cave Looters Convicted http://www.sscf.ucsb.edu/SAABulletin/14.1/SAA16.html ATADA Main Frames Page - the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association inc.

http://www.atada.org/index.html

Sierra Mono Museum Basketry Theft

http://hanksville.phast.umass.edu/misc/announce/sierra.html NATIVE-L (September 1996): theft of Native American artifacts (11 September, Portland, Oregon)

http://nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nl/9609/0045.html

Native American ArtPages MENU

http://indy4.fdl.cc.mn.us/~isk/art/art.html

Stolen Native Art

http://www.swifty.com/stolen.html

The Theft of Our Heritage - Arctic/Northern Culture - 08/28/98

http://arcticculture.miningco.com/library/weekly/aa082898.htm

Brief - Artifact trade - HerscherE_13_3.html

http://jfa-www.bu.edu/Abstracts/H/HerscherE_13_3.html

 

Messo-American Archaeology

Honduran Ancient Art

http://www.roatanet.com/ciudadblanca/Ancientart.htm

Looting of a Museum Dig at Copán - Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 27, 03/31/98

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v44/n27/copan.html

Lords of Copan @ nationalgeographic.com

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/copan

TABLOID NEWS SERVICES ~ Mayan Theft

http://www.tabloid.net/97/07/02/B1.html

SIPAN.HTM

http://www.uwgb.edu/~galta/mrr/moche/SIPAN.HTM

 

Customs officials return 208 artifacts seized at airport to Peru

http://www2.nando.net/newsroom/ntn/world/100798/world4_22691_noframes.html

Priceless Colombian statue seized by Police

http://www.banns.com/aarticles/General/DEC98/101298_G_Priceless%20Colombian%20statue%20seized%20by%20Police.htm

Archaeologists & Looting -Lingua franca—May 1998

http://www.sevenbridgespress.com/lf/9805/dorfman.html

European Archaeology

Vol dans un musée à Hamme (entre le 28.04.97 et le 30.04.97)

http://www.rijkswacht.be/gd/recherche/mars99/oproep5.htm

France

BBC News | Europe | Thieves loot prehistoric tomb

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_196000/196233.stm

 

Greece

Antiquities theft aegeanet.970423.04

http://www.umich.edu/~classics/archives/aegeanet/aegeanet.970423.04

Antiquities Dept.Central Services

http://www.culture.gr/2/20/201/central.html

The Aidonia Treasure

http://www.culture.gr/6/68/684/e68401.html

 

Italy

Il Tesoro che non c’è.

http://www.infcom.it/kalat/monetiere/furtouk.html

Archeological Recovery - The Good News

http://www.sltrib.com/97/nov/112797/nation_w/9580.htm

 

United Kingdom

Illicit Antiquities Research Centre --- McDonald Institute for

Archaeological Research

http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/MIAR/projects/IARC/IARC.html

Antiquities Watchdog

http://www.archaeology.org/9801/newsbriefs/antiquities.html

Archaeolocial Data Service Online - Spring 1998

http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/newsletter/issue3.html

 

Middle Eastern Archaeology

Egypt

CNN - Mummy’s curse powerless against theft of Egypt’s artifacts - June

18, 1996

http://cnn.com/WORLD/9606/18/egypt.antiques/index.html

Egyptology news and gossip

http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/news.html

theft.may96

http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/newsdir/theft.may96

theft

http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/newsdir/thft

thft1

http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/newsdir/thft1

 

ARCHAEOLOGY DIGEST 1997 3

http://www.fullfeed.com/~scribe/digest19972.htm

Iraq Antiquities

Stolen Stones

http://www.he.net/~archaeol/online/features/nineveh/index.html

Hurt by Sanctions, Iraqis Sell Antiquities, Despite Export Laws

http://www.nd.edu/~ktrembat/www-class/iraq-antiquities.html

Iraqi Museum Shrouds Its Treasures

http://arabia.com/content/culture/12_98/museum2.12.shtml

seattletimes.com: Iraq’s antiquities being robbed from the cradle of

civilization

http://www.seattletimes.com/news/nation-world/html98/altbabl_040398.html

 

Isreal Antiquities

Kadman Museum (Coins)

http://www.amnumsoc2.org/inc/kadman.htm

THE JERUSALEM POST: Features : Antiquities theft

http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/05.Jan.1999/Features/Article-1.html

 

Jordan Antiquities

Dept. of Antiquities

http://www.cns.com.jo/org/foa/active.htm

 

Lebanon Antiquities

Lebanon.com Newswire - Local News March 16 1999

http://www.lebanon.com/news/local/1999/3/16.htm

 

Pakistan Antiquities

Contents of Diplomat’s Magazine from Peshawar NWFP Pakistan

http://www.diplomat.com.pk/jun7.html

Pakistan News Service.... Stolen Buddha statue

http://www.paknews.com/july98/main3jul-11.html

Pakistan News Service Heritage Column

http://paknews.org.pk/heritage1.html

http://www.paknews.com/heritage.html

 

Turkish Antiquities

T.C. Kultur Bakanligi / Ministry of Culture, Republic of Turkey

http://www.kultur.gov.tr/english/e-k-musyrd.html

http://www.kultur.gov.tr/english/e-genel.html

Western ‘collectors’ fuel illegal antiquities trade in Turkey

http://www.muslimedia.com/ARCHIVES/special99/tur-tourist3.htm

Thieves steal Salamis statues

http://www.cynews.com/July/10/news071014.htm

 

African Archaeology

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~anth/arch/art-looting/Eveiller.html

Looters from hell

http://www.africalynx.com/icpubs/na/mar98/nacs0301.htm

CNN - Africa losing priceless relics - Oct. 10, 1995

http://www-cgi.cnn.com/WORLD/9510/mali_relics/index.html

Book Review (100 Missing Objects in Africa - UNESCO)

http://addistribune.ethiopiaonline.net/Archives/1998/06/05-06-98/Book.htm

ICOM - Restitution

http://www.nma.gov.au/icom/restitution.html

ICOM - AFRICIAN ARTIFACT TRADE

http://www.icom.org/traffic.html

Hijacked African Treasures

http://the.arc.co.uk/arm/Treasures.html

Nigerian Museums

http://www2.artnet.com/magazine/news/artnetnews/artnetnews6-25-97.html

CIDOC-L archives—December 1994 (#5)

http://listserv.nrm.se/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9412&L=cidoc-l&D=&H=&T=&O=&F=&P=355

International - Enlisting Villagers as Spies Stops Smuggling of African

Art

http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1997/09/04/intl/intl.5.html

Afriacn Repatriation Movement

http://the.arc.co.uk/arm/art/stolen/stolenIndex3.html

 

Asian Archaeology

Afganistan

Lost and Stolen Images Afghanistan & Nepal

http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/loststolen/losto.html

Kabul Museum

http://frankenstein.worldweb.net/afghan/Museum/museum.html

Museum Under Siege: The Plunder Continues

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/afghan/update.html

The pillage of Kabul Museum

http://www.rawa.org/museum.html

 

Cambodia

http://www.mekongdigest.com/30oct96.htm

The Art Brief, Number 44

http://www.exhibitions.org/artbrief/ab44.htm

Fox News

http://foxnews.com/js_index.sml?content=/news/international/i_1111_3.sml

 

China

Death sentence - Tang Frescos

http://rotarran.artnet.com/magazine/news/artnetnews/artnetnews10-12-98.html

Recovery of 1233 Ancient Artifacts - Bejimg

http://www.nextcity.com/main/article/pi2/052698.htm

China Cult Property IN REVIEW

http://www.feer.com/Restricted/china/book1128c.html

Three Gorge Dam - relic trade IRN Press Release of May 14, 1998

http://www.irn.org/programs/threeg/pr980511.html

 

Ceylon

Daily News - Artifacts

http://www.lanka.net/lakehouse/1998/10/02/new12.html

 

India

Idols stolen from temple

http://www.indian-express.com/ie/daily/19971126/33050573.html

Objets.dArt.Smuggling

http://calvin.cse.psu.edu/~gargi/India/Objets.dArt.Smuggling

 

Japan

Japan File: Travel: World: Southeast Asia: Stolen Arts

http://www.kto.co.jp/travel/1997_Mar_tra0028.html

 

Nepal

Lost and Stolen Images

http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/loststolen/lsnepal.html

The Kathmandu Post - Stolen “Krishna” Statues

http://www.south-asia.com/Ktmpost/1997/Oct/Oct26/oct26-lc.htm

 

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http://www.muslimedia.com/ARCHIVES/special99/tur-tourist3.htm

Thieves steal Salamis statues

http://www.cynews.com/July/10/news071014.htm

 

African Archaeology

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~anth/arch/art-looting/Eveiller.html

Looters from hell

http://www.africalynx.com/icpubs/na/mar98/nacs0301.htm

CNN - Africa losing priceless relics - Oct. 10, 1995

http://www-cgi.cnn.com/WORLD/9510/mali_relics/index.html

Book Review (100 Missing Objects in Africa - UNESCO)

http://addistribune.ethiopiaonline.net/Archives/1998/06/05-06-98/Book.htm

ICOM - Restitution

http://www.nma.gov.au/icom/restitution.html

ICOM - AFRICIAN ARTIFACT TRADE

http://www.icom.org/traffic.html

Hijacked African Treasures

http://the.arc.co.uk/arm/Treasures.html

Nigerian Museums

http://www2.artnet.com/magazine/news/artnetnews/artnetnews6-25-97.html

CIDOC-L archives—December 1994 (#5)

http://listserv.nrm.se/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9412&L=cidoc-l&D=&H=&T=&O=&F=&P=355

International - Enlisting Villagers as Spies Stops Smuggling of African

Art

http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1997/09/04/intl/intl.5.html

Afriacn Repatriation Movement

http://the.arc.co.uk/arm/art/stolen/stolenIndex3.html

 

Asian Archaeology

Afganistan

Lost and Stolen Images Afghanistan & Nepal

http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/loststolen/losto.html

Kabul Museum

http://frankenstein.worldweb.net/afghan/Museum/museum.html

Museum Under Siege: The Plunder Continues

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/afghan/update.html

The pillage of Kabul Museum

http://www.rawa.org/museum.html

 

Cambodia

http://www.mekongdigest.com/30oct96.htm

The Art Brief, Number 44

http://www.exhibitions.org/artbrief/ab44.htm

Fox News

http://foxnews.com/js_index.sml?content=/news/international/i_1111_3.sml

 

China

Death sentence - Tang Frescos

http://rotarran.artnet.com/magazine/news/artnetnews/artnetnews10-12-98.html

Recovery of 1233 Ancient Artifacts - Bejimg

http://www.nextcity.com/main/article/pi2/052698.htm

China Cult Property IN REVIEW

http://www.feer.com/Restricted/china/book1128c.html

Three Gorge Dam - relic trade IRN Press Release of May 14, 1998

http://www.irn.org/programs/threeg/pr980511.html

 

Ceylon

Daily News - Artifacts

http://www.lanka.net/lakehouse/1998/10/02/new12.html

 

India

Idols stolen from temple

http://www.indian-express.com/ie/daily/19971126/33050573.html

Objets.dArt.Smuggling

http://calvin.cse.psu.edu/~gargi/India/Objets.dArt.Smuggling

 

Japan

Japan File: Travel: World: Southeast Asia: Stolen Arts

http://www.kto.co.jp/travel/1997_Mar_tra0028.html

 

Nepal

Lost and Stolen Images

http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/loststolen/lsnepal.html

The Kathmandu Post - Stolen “Krishna” Statues

http://www.south-asia.com/Ktmpost/1997/Oct/Oct26/oct26-lc.htm

 

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