Monday, April 6, 2009

A Scholar's Analysis of the Situation in Cyprus

The Cyprus Mail has reported on Swiss scholar Marc Fehlmann's analysis of the situation in Cyprus. See:

Fehlmann disagrees with the propaganda of the nationalist Greek Cypriot government that blames foreigners for looting in Cyprus. Instead, Fehlmann suspects most artifacts go to wealthy Cypriots. Fehlmann also suggests that Cyprus investigate a system akin to the British Treasure Trove and Portable Antiquities Scheme, though he wonders if it will work given the Cypriot "mindset."

For more about Fehlmann's views see: and

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