@samarkeolog Twitter archive: archaeology and cultural heritage

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 are here.

archaeology and cultural heritage

‘Important re women & science! “Largest analysis ever of academic articles by gender, across hundreds of yrs, fields”‘ (@bjkingape, 22nd October 2012)

‘Archaeology Inc.’ in WAC? Sad thoughts for a new month #wac7 #archaeology’ (@JaimeAlmansa, 1st April 2012)

‘Έχω σκάψει οκτώ μήνες. Έχω βγάλει επίδομα δώδεκα. Δεν είμαι πια αρχαιολόγος. Είμαι ανεργολόγος’ (10th March 2012)

‘awful, so glad my digs’ve been civilised; good bosses make good teams MT @ArcheoWebby Women mistreated in #archaeology‘ (12th February 2012)

‘oh dear via @alun MT @ArcheoWebby archaeologist claims client made her delete sites2get paid! #crmarch #archaeology’ (22nd November 2011)

‘News: Tribune wins records fight over firing of archaeologists #archaeology’ (@heritagevoices, 11th September 2011)

‘Gaddafi 1 [dinar] selling in london numismatic shop for 9.5 gbp – collectors item already?’ (@paulmasonnews, 26th March 2011 [technically, it is illegal to Libyan currency])

Britain: archaeology and cultural heritage

‘BBC News – WWII German bomber to be recovered from Goodwin Sands http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11174324 #archaeology’ (@cortsims, 4th September 2010)

‘fantastic Canadian WWII Whitewater POW Camp Archaeology Project: http://whitewaterpowcamp.com/‘ (13th June 2010)

Cyprus: archaeology and cultural heritage

Denktaş’s tomb/monument park *will* be converted into a(n appropriately high-security) mausoleum/museum’ (18th January 2012)

‘President Denktaş will be buried where ultranationalist paramilitary TMT was born’ (17th January 2012)

‘conflict #archaeology hoard (actually not much & not special, but still fun): stashed EOKA flares found @cyprusmail‘ (14th december 2011 – original tweet’s link cut)

Germany: archaeology and cultural heritage

‘forensic #archaeology is undoing Nazi destruction of Treblinka evidence, revealing hidden graves of Holocaust @BBCNews‘ (23rd January 2012)

Greece: archaeology and cultural heritage

‘WWII memorial in central Greece. Probably scares away the German skiers. yfrog.com/h0k5ufbxj‘ (@joannakakissis, 19th February 2012)

Turkey: archaeology and cultural heritage

‘despite locals’ restoration application&against mayor’s wishes, historic church in #Bodrum, #Turkey to be demolished?‘ (8th November 2012)

Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır‘ (@ChasingAphrodit, 24th October 2012)

‘MTT @GozdeBedeloglu: if taking #MorGabriel’s land from Syriacs who’ve owned it for 1000s of yrs isn’t theft, what is?’ (21st October 2012)

‘There are almost as many scandals as sentences in this article on the mismanagement of Topkapı Palace #Museum’ (9th July 2012)

‘LOCAL – Former head of Topkapı Palace says he is fed up with ministry‘ (@HDNER, 8th July 2012)

‘Here’s the complete list of objects at the Cleveland Museum of Art that Turkey has claimed‘ (@ChasingAphrodit, 2nd April 2012)

‘Scoop: Turkey asks Getty, Met, Cleveland and Dumbarton Oaks to Return Dozens of Antiquities‘ (@ChasingAphrodit, 31st March 2012)

‘İkizdere Valley activists’ victory was shortlived as all protected areas were opened to hydro construction treehugger.com/corporate-resp… #tdf14′ (@asteris, 13th March 2012)

‘nearly destroyed by film crews in 1986, Yarımburgaz further damaged by TV show’s unlicensed filming v @HDNER‘ (12th March 2012)

‘Istanbul sees history razed in the name of regeneration‘ (@guardiannews, 1st March 2012)

Turkey is refusing to lend artefacts to British & American museums until the issue of disputed antiquities is resolved’ (@tiffanyjenkins, 1st March 2012)

#İHD interactive map of mass graves – yellow excavated, green unexcavated, red suspected #Turkey conflict #archaeology’ (27th January 2012)

‘#conflict #archaeology of #disappeared, #Diyarbakir #Turkey MT @HDNER Human skulls found on former gendarmerie site‘ (13th January 2012)

‘Turkey: historic buildings, artefacts burned for TV; or not‘ (1st December 2011)

‘TurkCulMin Ertuğrul Günay: “Historic buildings… stand strong, but the newer structures next to them collapse@HDNER‘ (3rd November 2011)

‘gerçekten deli, Türk TV dizi için Ürgüp’te tarihi Rum evini yaktılar via @brennawalks @gunesduru‘ (2nd November 2011)

‘truly crazy, they burned a historic Greek house in Urgup for a Turkish TV serial via @brennawalks @gunesduru‘ (2nd November 2011)

Mahsun Kırmızıgül’ün setinde tarihi ev yakıldı (Radikal, 2. Kasım 2011) [‘u might want Turkey to ban me MT @brennawalks u might need a new chapter on site destruction processes (via @gunesduru)’ (2nd November 2011)]

‘on a Greek visit to a church-mosque in Turkey… MT @thendig a new ThenDig post: Breaking the news‘ (25th June 2011 [23rd June 2011])

Mass grave uncovered at building site in eastern Turkey’, (@HDNER, 18th April 2011)


  • 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.

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