Dorothy King has taken on a quite ambitious project-- creating a database of known looted material accessible to the public.
One really wonders why such a project has not been undertaken by source countries like Italy or members of the archaeological community. They certainly have much easier access to such information as well as the resources to make it happen. But, presumably that might ruin the game of "gotcha" these groups and their associated bloggers like to play against collectors and auction houses.
Good luck to Dorothy on this daunting task.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
News on Database of Known Looted Material
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 4:28 PM
Labels: Blogging, databases, gotcha, Looting, stolen antiquities
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