@samarkeolog Twitter archive: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity

Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (primarily on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).

It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.

@samarkeolog tweets on archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity are here.

Bosnia: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity

‘Via @AP: #Bosnia’s National Museum closes after 124 years // Survived 3 wars, couldn’t survive political infighting.’ (@curtiskj, 4th October 2012 – original tweet’s link cut)

‘post-conflict in Bosnia is closing museums, endangering cultural heritage v @mouthyheritage @erodley @Zite‘ (7th March 2012)

‘Sarajevo Haggadah (Jewish text), protected by Muslim community during Nazi control, endangered by #austerity’ (23rd February 2012)

Greece: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity

‘Peloponnese native Culture Minister Costas Tzavaras discusses crisis & #Marbles (but not #Olympia) @GreekReporter‘ (26th July 2012)

40 people against a wave of organised antiquities trafficking is a joke (14th April 2012) [‘how the ‘austerity plan decapitates Greek cultural heritage‘, and organised crime capitalises on that, on @ipsnews‘ (14th April 2012)]

Ancient treasures to the rescue of Greece‘s ruined economy?’ (@alinericcool, 13th March 2012)

No money in #Greece to preserve ruins but in #SKG millions are spent on “beautification” of street and shorefront is being completely redone’ (@VeriasA, 4th March 2012)

‘Herakleion Archaeological Museum: closed in 2006 for two years’ renovation; still closed now…’ (24th February 2012)

‘fin consult: #archaeology ‘surveys would be dropped. “We don’t need another sculpture from #Greece”‘ @IndyWorld v @tzaf

’10 signs of disintegration in #Greece; and its #archaeology and #looting #crisis‘ (11th February 2012)

‘MTT @P_Yeroulanos: reports that Acropolis for rent not true; decision changes tariff, not policy; Central Archaeological Council decides use’ (20th January 2012)

‘.@HDNER Greeks pin hopes to ‘treasures’ < loot #archaeology; tragic false belief that they could pay off #Greece’s debt’ (28th November 2011)

‘#Greece frmr FinMin @StefanosManos wants2sell ‘most’ of $415b land #archaeology&islands @nytimes < sustainable economy?’ (7th November 2011)

‘protesters shut down National Museum – oh no, soz, the IMF did via @brennawalks &friend w job(!) in Greece #m25gr #25mgr’ (4th June 2011)

Italy: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity

‘Minchia. “Radical Italian Museum Director Begins Burning Art in Incendiary Anti-Austerity Protest” @artinfodotcom’ (19th April 2012)


  • I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
  • I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
  • I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
  • I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
  • Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: