Friday, June 3, 2011

Poor Stewardship in Egypt and Afghanistan

As self-righteous archaeologists demand ever more extensive restrictions on collectors, in countries like Egypt and Afghanistan major cultural heritage sites and artifacts are crumbling due to gross negligence, misallocation of resources and general neglect.

For the latest from Afghanistan, see

For the latest in Egypt, see’%20vulnerability

One really wonders if all the emphasis on import restrictions is just a useful diversion from what really ails cultural heritage preservation in such countries.

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