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
‘Έχω σκάψει οκτώ μήνες. Έχω βγάλει επίδομα δώδεκα. Δεν είμαι πια αρχαιολόγος. Είμαι ανεργολόγος’ (10th March 2012)
‘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
‘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
Greece: archaeology and cultural heritage
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)
‘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)
‘Turkey: historic buildings, artefacts burned for TV; or not‘ (1st December 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])
- 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.