Archive for November, 2013


Greece: Olympia Museum robbery suspects convicted and sentenced

Seven people have been convicted for the robbery of the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games (Global Post via @artcrimeHQ and eKathimerini via Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues). Apart from the fact that the English-language and French-language media have misreported the prison sentences of the convicted (1), the amateurish nature of the hold-up has been forgotten.

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Turkey/Syria: Carchemish – excavations on the border of a warzone

On a site where once three empires clashed, where now three shifting forces fight over the scraps of a nation-state, archaeologists keep their heads down literally as well as metaphorically, as extremists drive by and bullets fly over.

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