Monday, January 31, 2011

Egypt's Antiquities Fall Victim to the Mob

Alex Joffe has written thoughtfully about the realities on the ground behind the looting of the Egyptian Museum and archaeological stores.

Hopefully, this dose of reality will help undercut another attempt to blame the looting on unnamed antiquities dealers in New York, London and Paris. Their supposed culpabilty in the looting of the Iraq Museum was gospel to elements within the archaeological community after that tragedy happened, but this turned out to be nothing but a fantasy.

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